Mrs. Ruth Cruz » Mrs. Cruz

Mrs. Cruz

Welcome to 5th/6th Grade at Valley View Academy! I look forward to meeting our 5th and 6th grade students and their families as they begin their next season of their academic journey. I have been an educator for 28 years and serving the Duarte Unified School District for 21 years. I have earned a Master's Degree in Education from Claremont Graduate University as well as an Administrative Services Credential in Educational Leadership and Organization.
My goal is to always make each and every student feel welcome and safe so that they can build and discover their talents, passions, and strengths. I am committed to ensuring a safe, and equitable environment that respects and honors the unique backgrounds of our students. In partnership and in service, I am committed in developing the support and understanding of all students through care, support, appreciation, and encouragement in a culture where everyone can thrive. I believe that with a positive school experience and culture, high expectations and rigor leads to student success and excellence.
I look forward to meeting and sharing a wonderful academic year with our 5th and 6th grade students and families.