Lucia De La Cruz - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Lucia De La Cruz

Lucia De La Cruz
REGION:
NYC
SCHOOL:
NYC DOE
SUBJECT:
Social Studies
HOMETOWN:
New York, NY
HOBBIES AND TALENTS:
I am a great cook and dancer.

About Me

I have always been fascinated by people from different backgrounds and cultures. I love people, comedy and NYC. I have lived in NYC since I was nine. I have over 20 years of experience in human service and education. I have held many interesting positions such as TASC instructor, adjunct lecturer, substitute teacher and government public relations specialist.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I see the residency program as the perfect combination of theory and practice with its online coursework and classroom immersion program. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire pedagogical knowledge while receiving guidance from an experienced teacher.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

I was fortunate to have truly gifted teachers that knew the delicate balance between having high expectations in the classroom and nurturing each individual student to grow. My AP history teacher, Mr.Peter Steinberg was an outstanding teacher. His classes were very demanding, but I loved his dedication and engaging style. He made history come alive.