Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Master of Education in Elementary Education ESOL Endorsement

Ms. Cruz

Hello! My name is Karla Cruz. I am from Cedartown, GA. My parents and family are from Mexico, where I spent almost every summer growing up and where I lived for three full years. I am bilingual and speak Spanish. I am very proud of my Mexican culture and traditions. I am a big supporter of children learning to embrace their cultures and to be proud of their family roots. It is my goal to build, along with my students, an environment in which each student has a voice, feels safe, can express themselves, and grow academically.

In regard to my educational background, I graduated from the University of West Georgia with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and recently earned my Master's degree in Elementary Education. I will begin my third year of teaching. I previously taught Pre-k at the University of West Georgia. This year I am joining the CPS family to teach first grade. I have a passion for teaching young minds and positively impacting my students and their families. I chose Cartersville because I believe in their ambition of building legacies. I know Cartersville will be a great place where I will continue to learn and grow from other educators and the community. 

I am looking forward to a year of growth, memorable experiences, and lots of fun!


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