Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English/Reading M.Ed. Curriculum Design and Instruction Certifications and endorsements: K-8 Elementary 6 - 12 Secondary Education Reading Specialist K -12 Gifted Pre K - 12 SEI K - 12 Library - Media Specialist K - 12 Middle Grades

Cynthia Cruz

I actually began my career in 1985. My first job was a reading specialist in Nebraska. After three years, I moved to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, to teach 1st/2nd grades in an American school established for the USDA. When I returned to the United States, I settled in Tucson with my new husband. I spent one year in preschool before I began teaching in TUSD. In TUSD I taught 6th grade reading, 7th Grade IB Language A, 8th Grade Language Arts, 9th grade IB Language A, 10th Grade IB Language A, was an instructional coach, and a librarian. I have had a full and rewarding experience as a teacher.

On a more personal note, I am from Wyoming where I grew up wild and free by today's standards. My husband and I celebrated our 30th this year. We have two daughters and a granddaughter. I have two small rescue pets. My hobbies are working with clay, gardening, reading, traveling, dinners with friends, bears, and painting. 

I am more than excited to begin my 3rd year with the Wilson Wranglers as the SEI specialist.