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George  Cruz
Cohort 2020 and seniors A-F

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It's Always a Great to be a JCHS JET!!! Welcome to FLIGHT 2017-2018, I am happy to continue working with Seniors (Last Names A-F) and ALL students in the Class of 2020!

My office is located upstairs in the Administration area. Please feel free to contact me with questions regarding your student at gmcruz@madisoncity.k12.al.us or via telephone at (256) 216-5313.

"I WILL MEET YOU WHERE YOU ARE! BUT.... WE WILL NOT STAY THERE" - UNKNOWN

                            Historical/Personal Background

I was born in Guam on February 9, 1971.My family moved to Colorado when I was the ripe old age of 4. I am the youngest of 5 children and the only male (yes, I have 4 older sisters!!!). I attended Martin Luther King, Jr Elementary School, Janitell Junior High School, and graduated from Widefield High School in 1989. While in High School, I participated in Football, Wrestling, and was an active member of the school Choir.
I began my college career at the University of Northern Colorado (GO BEARS!) with the intention of becoming a music educator. Soon after my 2nd year of college I realized that Vocal Music Education was not for me and changed my major. I graduated from UNC with a degree in Sociology in 1994. After attending college, I began working within the Mental Health field as a Clinical Care Assistant in Northern Colorado. After gaining valuable experience in the Mental Health field, I returned to the Colorado Springs area and began working in the Human Services field. In 2002, I found myself returning to school, earning a Master of Arts in Education - Educational Counseling Degree in 2004 and thus began my career in Education.
 
                               EDUCATION

May 1989                       High School Diploma
                                     General Education
                                     Widefield High School
 
December 1994              Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
                                     Emphasis in Social Issues
                                     University of Northern Colorado
 
July 2004                       Master of Arts – Education
                                     Educational Counseling
                                     University of Phoenix
 
 
                       WORK HISTORY - Education
 
July 2012 - Present           Counselor
                                       James Clemens High School
                                       Madison AL
 
May 2008 - June 2012       Grade Level Counselor
                                       Palmer Ridge High School
                                       Monument CO
 
May 2004 – May 2008       Grade Level Counselor
                                       Lewis-Palmer High School
                                       Monument CO
 
Dec 2003 – May 2004        Post-Secondary Options Counselor
                                       Lewis-Palmer High School
                                       Monument CO
                  
                  WORK HISTORY - Coaching
 
July 2014 - Mar 2016       Head Wrestling Coach
                                      James Clemens High School
                                      Madison AL
 
Oct 2013 - Feb 2014         Assistant Wrestling Coach
                                       James Clemens High School
                                       Madison AL 
 
Nov 2009 - Nov 2011        Head Wrestling Coach
                                       Lewis-Palmer Middle School
                                       Monument CO
 
Nov 2004 – Nov 2009        Head Wrestling Coach
                                       Creekside Middle School
                                       Monument CO
 
Nov 2004 – Feb 2007        Assistant Wrestling Coach
                                       Lewis-Palmer High School
                                       Monument CO
 
                                     WORK HISTORY - Pre-Education
 
April 2003 – Dec 2003     Home Supervisor/Family Preservation Counselor
                                     Youth Ventures, Child Placement Agency
                                     Colorado Springs CO
 
Feb 2003 – April 2003      Family Preservation Counselor/Mentor – Contract Employee
                                      Youth Ventures, Child Placement Agency
                                      Colorado Springs CO
 
Oct 2000 – Feb 2003        Social Caseworker B
                                      Arapahoe County Dept of Human Services–Sexual Abuse Recovery Team
                                      Aurora CO
 
June 1998 - Oct 2000       Residential Supervisor
                                      Emily Griffith Center
                                      Larkspur CO
 
Dec 1997 - June 1998      Assistant Residential Supervisor
                                      Emily Griffith Center
                                      Larkspur CO
 
Dec 1996 - Dec 1997       Child Care Counselor
                                      Emily Griffith Center
                                      Larkspur CO
 
May 1995 - Dec 1996       Clinical Care Assistant
                                      Weld Mental Health Center
                                       Greeley CO
 
OUTSIDE OF WORK
 
Outside of school, you will find me at the Lake fishing, or spending quality time with my wife and kids.