Cruz, Luz

Senior Instructor
Ed.D.
Dowling College
Puerto Rico
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Educational leadership, research methods, supervision and administration

Community Involvement

Dr. Cruz is a collaborator at the community services in several capacities. She works actively for the San Juan Mothers Association and serves ad honorem in many schools as a spokesman for parental issues. Also serves as workshop facilitator for schools and College Cambridge.

Courses Taught
  • Contemporary Issues and Topics in Educational Administration
  • Curriculum Development, Assessment and Improvement for School Administration  
  • Selection, Development and Supervision of Educational Personnel  
  • Reconceptualization of Schools for School Administrators
  • Advanced Systems Theory
  • Legal Aspects for School Administration
     
Education

Ed.D. - Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
M.Ed. - Phoenix University, San Juan, PR
B.A. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR

 

Insight

Dr. Cruz firmly believes in education for a better society. Her ideal is fundamentally the teaching of the leadership principles that emphasize the construction of ideas that can be allied with humanism to bring out an education of excellence. Her teaching style is based on the constructivism and humanism theories to acquire a real and valid cognition.  She always provides the students with the opportunity to reach their goals.

Professional Experience
  • Educational Consultant, Eduproject Services, Inc. San Juan, PR
  • Educational Consultant, Great Educational Services, Inc. San Juan, PR
  • Editorial Coordinator, Editorial Panamericana, Inc. San Juan, PR
  • Coordinator, Puerto Rico General Council of Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • SEA Director Academic Programs, PR Department of Education
  • SEA Director (Interprogramatic Unit for Federal Programs) Puerto Rico Department of Education
  • SEA Title I Director, Puerto Rico Department of Education
  • Auxiliary School Superintendent, San Juan School Districts, Puerto Rico
  • Director, Puerto Rico Public Schools
  • School Teacher, Puerto Rico Public Schools
Awards & Recognitions

San Juan Mother of the year 2008

Research & Publications

Cruz, L. (2001). The dimensions and Level of Parental Involvement in High Schools from the San Juan Educational Region.  Oakdale, NY: Dowling College.
Cruz, L. (1981). Tipología de los estudiantes no lectores del Séptimo grado de la Escuela Secundaria Dr. Cesáreo Rosa Nieves. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Phoenix University.

Selected Presentations

Cruz, L. (February 17, 2017). Estrategias de Enseñanza utilizadas en el Proyecto de Título I Parte A: Participation of Children Attending Private Scools. Maestros de Título I de Academia Interamericana de Arecibo. Hatillo, Puerto Rico: Great Educational Services.
Cruz, L. & Montfort, Y. (February 3, 2017). Proyecto Centro Alcance Educativo Social. Ponce Mayor and executive personnel. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Great Educational Services.
Cruz, L. & Montfort, Y. (February 3, 2017). Proyecto Centro Alcance Educativo Social. Guayanilla Mayor and executive personnel. Guayanila, Puerto Rico: Great Educational Services.
Cruz, L. & Montfort, Y. (January 18, 2017). Topic. Manual Manejando la disciplina de los estudiantes: Previniendo la negligencia y el maltrato institucional a Personal Administrativo del Distrito de Cabo Rojo. Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico: DEPR. (Cambridge College participation)
Cruz, L. (November 16, 2016,). Topic: Proyecto de Lectura: Avance hacia la Comprensión Lectora Exitosa (ACLE). Docentes y Padres de Escuela Rosendo Matienzo Cintrón. Lajas, Puerto Rico. DEPR.
Cruz, L. (April 18, 2016,). Topic: Estrategias para la diversidad en la comprensión lectora. Docentes de Escuela José M. Gándara, Embalse San José, Puerto Rico: DEPR.
Cruz, L. & Montfort, Y. (February 18, 2015). Evaluación Externa 1er. Trimestre Ano Escolar 2014-2015 de la Red de Apoyo Diferenciado RAD 7 Región Educativa de Humacao de SEPA Inc. a Coordinadores del Proyecto. Humacao, Puerto Rico: Eduproject Services, Inc.
Cruz, L. & Montfort, Y. (February 11, 2015). Evaluación Externa 1er. Trimestre Ano Escolar 2014-2015 de la Red de Apoyo Diferenciado RAD 11 Región Educativa de Mayagüez de Great Educational Services, Inc. a Coordinadores del Proyecto. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico: Eduproject Services, Inc.
 

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Educadores Puertorriqueños en Acción (EPA)            
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)        
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)