Hello Wildcat Families!
My name is Ivanova Cruz, I am MWE's Literacy Instructional Coach and Campus Website Admin. I have the privilege of working with the wonderful literacy teachers here at MWE. We work together to build the reading and writing instruction to assure our students are successful life long readers and writers.
I have been an educator for almost 30 years. I started in Headstart as a teacher's aid in 1987. I have taught Pre K and 3rd - 6th grade General Education, GT, and Bilingual. I have also been privileged to be an ESL/Bilingual Specialist, Reading Specialist, Media Specialist, and Literacy Intervention Teacher.
I am a graduate from The City College of New York with a B. S. in Early Childhood and I have a Master's Degree from Concordia University Austin in Educational Administration.
Originally I hail from the Big Apple NYC, but I am a Texan by choice since 2000. I am married with 5 children and 7 grandchildren. I love to read A LOT, paint, draw, make jewelry, and play video games with my husband. I am a science fiction buff, love Star Trek and Star Wars since before it was a thing! My favorite pastime is to bowl with my son's in a bowling league.
"Live Long and Prosper" - Spock of the Starship Enterprise