Phone: (925) 473-2380, ext. 5209
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and Teaching Credential from Cal State East Bay
Hello, I am Miss Cruz.
I teach 6th grade science and 7th grade science DI here at Hillview. I have been teaching here for 7 years now. Before that I was a lead tutor at Mt Diablo High School for 5 years.
My background in education is as follows; I have a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley with a major in Molecular and Cell Biology and a minor in US History. I have a teaching credential specializing in science from CSU East Bay. I have experience in both science and teaching. I worked in an immunology lab before and I tutored and led CAHSEE and AP Bio study sessions at Mt Diablo High School. Therefore, I can teach my students science.
I enjoy biology, astronomy, Thai food, burritos, video games, anime, drawing, crafting, and taking long walks. I also love coming up with fun ways for my students to learn science, through activities, labs, and etc.
It is really important that we stay in constant communication. I have these links below to help you and your student navigate our website. I will be posting some assignments on google classroom. Students can gain access to their google classroom through CLEVER, so be sure you know how to access it. Let me know if you have any questions.