Mrs. Mense is a Pensacola native that has been teaching in the Escambia district for 7 years. She is a 2015 Participant of the Escambia County Digital Expo, Level One Google Technology certified teacher, 2016 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, and three-time Barnes & Noble presenter for Teacher Days and Maker Days activity days. In 2017 she was honored to be named one of the top 5 finalists for the Escambia County School District teacher of the year. In her personal time she is a participant of the Pensacola Lean In chapter and member of TeacHER, a local group focused on building relationships with female educators and other child-focused career paths. She has a passion for art and STEM based learning.