Mrs. Mendrala graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a lifetime teaching certificate in secondary education. She and her husband, Mike, have lived in Austin and been married for over 22 years. They are members of Hill Country Bible Church and attend the Steiner Ranch campus. In 2015, the Lord called her to homeschool her boys, where she gained experience and passion for the Classical Christian model of education. Two of their three sons attend Hill Country: Dillon, class of 2024; and Sam, class of 2026. Their oldest son, Michael, attends Liberty University and is pursuing a commercial aviation degree.