Nichols Intermediate

Welcome to Ms. Cruz' class page!

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Puerto Rico. I have an Associate Degree as an Ophthalmic Technician from the Medical Science Campus, University of Puerto Rico.  I completed a bachelor's degree in Music Education - Voice at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Finished a MA. Ed. in School Administration at the University of Phoenix.  Been a Music and  Bilingual teacher in private and public schools in Puerto Rico since 1997.  Moved to Texas in 2015 and completed my certifications in Bilingual Education - Spanish; EC-6 Generalist and Special Education EC-12.
Personally I'm the proud mother of my only daughter who this next school year starts as a junior in High School.
This is my third year at Nichols Intermediate and I'm really grateful and honored to be a part of Jacksonville ISD. The truth is I don't see myself working anywhere else.  Love my 5th graders! And yes, still trying to get used to the weather in Texas! 
#NDNS