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Maria Elizabeth Lopez

Maria Elizabeth Lopez, American foundation administrator. Certified teacher California. Named Woman of Year, Womanhaven, 1989, Staff Member of Year, Neighborhood House, 1983, 86.


  • Lopez, Maria Elizabeth was born on July 30, 1958 in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Santiago Julio and Elizabeth (Bacon) Lopez.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Greensboro (North Carolina) College, 1980. California Teaching Credential, San Diego State University, 1992.


    • Pre-school teacher Waynesville (North Carolina) 1st United Methodist Kindergarten, 1980-1982. Pre-school teacher, administrator Calexico (California) Neighborhood House, 1982-1987, recreation coordinator, 1987, coordinator children's programs, 1987-1990, grants writer, since 1983, director, since 1992. Teacher English as Second Language Calexico Unified School District, 1989-1990.

      Teacher special education El Centro (California) School District, 1990-1991, teacher primary grades, 1991-1992. Consultant Comité de la Comunidad, Calexico, 1992. Loan committee MICRO Business Association/Private Industry Council, El Centro, 1992.

      Consultant Calexico School District-Drug Free Community, 1991-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher California.


    • Author: (story) Sunburst.


    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The very idea that one gender is superior to another should be rejected as well as the erroneous notion that members of one gender may receive love, power, and esteem only at the expense of another.


    Campaign worker Ortega for City Council, Calexico, 1988. Member Kiwanis International, Calexico, 1989. Member United Methodist Women, president, 1984-1986.

    Sun. school teacher United Methodist Church, Calexico, treasurer, since 1989, chairperson staff parish relations committee, since 1990.



    Needlecrafts, sewing, remodeling.


    • father: Santiago Julio Lopez
    • mother: Elizabeth (Bacon) Lopez
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    Born July 30, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1980
      Greensboro (North Carolina) College
    • 1992
      San Diego State University
    • 1980 - 1982
      Pre-school teacher, Waynesville (North Carolina) 1st United Methodist Kindergarten
    • 1989 - 1990
      teacher, English as Second Language Calexico Unified School District
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