Mrs. Cruz

Phone: (815) 444-4850


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cruz

My name is Gina Cruz and I am thrilled to be teaching First Grade.  This is my 21st year teaching and I have taught grades one, two, and three.  I received my undergrad degree at Northern Arizona University and my master’s degree at Concordia.

I grew up in Crystal Lake and even attended District 47 schools.  I am so proud to say that my children attend school here in Crystal Lake.  Michael is a freshman at Central and Olivia is in Sixth Grade at Bernotas.


Here are a few of my favorite things…

Favorite Color:  Purple

Favorite Hobby:  Shopping and Yard Work/Gardening

Favorite Food:  Seafood

Favorite Candy:  Hershey’s with almonds

Favorite Animal:  My pug, Rocky