Escuela Spotlight: Meet Ms. Cristina

This fall Ms. Cristina fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a teacher and we're thrilled to have her leading our Spanish language Kindergarten class!

Where are you originally from?

I was born in Jerez Zacatecas Mexico and moved to Denver when I was eight years old.

What was your "Dream Job" when you were in elementary school?

Since I was a child I loved imitating my teachers at home. I would build a whole classroom and teach my dolls and cousins. Becoming a teacher was my dream!

What did you study in college?

At first, I started going to school for a psychology major but ended up graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Education.

When/why did you choose to join the team at Escuela de Guadalupe?

At the beginning of the school year 2014-2015 I started looking for a teaching job and heard about Escuela de Guadalupe. I thought it would be a good experience to teach in a Catholic dual-language school. I really enjoy being part of Escuela’s community, which I consider to be rich in culture, faith and traditions.

What is your favorite part of teaching?

I love listening to them when they start blending letter sounds and discover that they can read! I also enjoy seeing their smiles every day; they remind me of how great life is no matter what!

What are your favorite sports/hobbies? Special gifts/talents?

I love traveling with my husband and being out in nature! I also like going to concerts and listening to music.

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