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TERESA CRUZ

1263 W. Calle De La Plaza, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 | C: (520) 369-1408 | tcruz7@email.arizona.edu

Objective
To obtain a four-year degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Japanese in hopes of pursuing a career as an
Elementary School Teacher.

Highlights
Disciplined and organized
Positive and encouraging
Resourceful and trustworthy

Collaborative and purposeful lesson planning


Dedicated to excellence
Charismatic and open-minded

Education
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education
University of Arizona
Coursework in Elementary Education and Japanese language
Minor coursework in Japanese Language

May 2016
Tucson, AZ

Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts


Pima Community College
Coursework in Liberal Arts and general courses
Certificate in Arizona General Education Curriculum

May 2014
Tucson, AZ

Related Experience
4 th Grade Student Teacher
Sam Hughes Elementary School
Instructs 22+ students individually, small group, and whole group settings
Manages daily classroom routines and procedures
Plans lessons and classroom tasks for students
Collaborates with cooperating teacher and grade level team
Partakes in weekly school-wide professional development sessions
Parks and Recreation Aide
Town of Sahuarita Parks and Recreation
Conducts and assists in recreation programs
Ensures proper use of playing fields and facilities by leagues and general public
Facilitates town community events
Ongoing participation in program planning for tots (ages 3-5) programs
Summer Camp Counselor Volunteer
Arizona Muscular Dystrophy Association

Current
Tucson, AZ

02/2013 to Current
Sahuarita, AZ

06/2014 to Current
Tucson, AZ

Adopts role as camp counselor at a week-long summer camp for ages 6-11
Aides and cares for my own camper and others with various types of muscular dystrophy
Ongoing community events to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy
K-12 Substitute Teacher
Flowing Wells School District
Instructed 25+ students individually and in whole groups
Managed daily classroom routines and procedures

09/2015 to 12/2015
Tucson, AZ

Conducted content instruction given by teacher


Catechist Teacher
Our Lady of the Valley Parish
Instructed 12-15 students, ages 13-17, in small groups
Assisted students in learning the catechism of the Catholic Churchs history

09/2013 to 10/2015
Green Valley, AZ

Elementary School Volunteer


Sahuarita Unified School District
Engaged in classroom instruction by aiding students in schoolwork
Assisted teacher with classroom activities
Observed classroom routines and ethics

08/2013 to 03/2014
Sahuarita, AZ

Youth Group Team Leader


Our Lady of the Valley Parish
Partook in monthly volunteer services
Supervised youth in both in and out-of-state events

08/2011 to 05/2013
Green Valley, AZ

Accomplishments and Awards


Outstanding Student Teacher Nominee, 2015
Nominated for outstanding student teacher for the Spring 2016 semester
National Evaluation Series, 2015
Assessment of Professional Knowledge-Elementary: score of 244
Elementary Education Subtest I: score of 238
Elementary Education Subtest II: score of 220
2nd Degree Black Belt, Arizona Chung Do Kwan School of Taekwondo, 2015
Awarded for 100+ hours of experience in being a black belt instructor, exhibition of advanced techniques and
forms, and overall knowledge of the art of taekwondo
Achievement Award for Academic Distinction, University of Arizona College of Education, 2015
Achievement of a minimum of 30 units with a 3.5-3.9 GPA during 2014-2015 academic year
Associates of Arts High Honors, Pima Community College, 2014
Awarded for cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
Pope John Paul II Award, Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, 2013
Awarded for catechism and evangelizations within the parish

References
Trina Zimmermann

James Ford

Jamie Lara

University Supervisor
University of Arizona
C: (520) 490-0127
tzimmermann@email.arizona.edu

4th grade teacher


Sam Hughes Elementary School
C: (520) 870-5016
james.ford@tusd1.org

Parks and Recreation


Programmer
Town of Sahuarita Parks and
Recreation
W: (520) 445-7854
jlara@sahuaritaaz.gov