Reina Cruz
New 2019-20, Social Studies, Teachers
Social Studies Teacher
 

My education began in my hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating from Clark County School District, I attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where I studied Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences.

I spent three years at Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada teaching World History, US History, Psychology, and AP Psychology. I served as a  Gay-Straight Alliance(GSA) Advisor and the head JV softball coach.

My desire to grow as an educator drove me to pursue a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University, and as a graduate teaching assistant, I supervised pre-service teachers.

In 2015, I accepted a position teaching Social Studies at Junction City High School in Junction City, Kansas and for the past four years, I provided students with the opportunity to become actively engaged citizens by implementing the programs of We the People and Project Citizen in Government Courses. I also taught World History, Psychology, AP Government and Politics. I served as the GSTA advisor and worked with multiple curriculum committees.

I am excited to join on at Northfield High School, because of the shared passion and enthusiasm that the whole school has towards creating a positive and passionate collaborative learning environment. I am ready to grow with Northfield in continuation of building relationships with students that help them find a path and purpose for their futures.