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Mrs. Mia Cruz, Principal

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     I have always wanted to be an educator ever since I was in 5th grade.  I attended the Berryessa Union School District and Independence High School. I was fortunate to have such great mentors growing up that I pursued in becoming a teacher. I received my BA in Liberal Studies with Minor in Spanish at San Jose State University. While attaining my teaching credential and Master's Degree through National University, I started teaching at Mt. Pleasant Elementary as a Kindergarten and 2nd-grade teacher in 2000. After teaching five years, I became their Literacy Coach.  I moved to be the Assistant Principal at Robert Sanders then on to August Boeger Middle School where I was the administrator for 7 years.  What a wonderful experience to be working with middle school students. 

    I have been a part of August Boeger, Mt Pleasant, Robert Sanders and now Valle Vista.   My two sons attend Ida Jew Academy. I can't wait to see what new experiences there will be at Valle Vista. 

     



  • I love spending time with my family.  My sons, Naythan and Dawson are involved in sports.  As a working mom, I make sure to set some time aside for them.  Some of the activities that we do together include going to sports events, watching a movie, or getting fit together.  This year we participated in the Turkey Trot and Santa Run.  These were so fun that we'd do it again next year.

  • Mama and Naythan

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  • "What we learn with pleasure we never forget."

    -Alfred Mercier