Monica Vega is a San Jose native. She earned both her Bachelor’s in Art in Child and Adolescent Development and Master’s in Education from San Jose State University. While in college, Mrs. Vega co-founded Veggielution Community Farm, a 6-acre educational farm in Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Although Mrs. Vega has been teaching at McKinley in a traditional classroom setting for only a couple of years, she has worked and taught at the school in various roles since 2008. Outside of school, Mrs. Vega loves to do yoga, learn, garden, cook, craft, and spend time with her friends and family.