Hi! My name is Raven Cruz and I am a certified Mid-Level Mathematics and Elementary Education teacher. Currently I am a homeschool teacher for my 12th-grade daughter, as well as a teacher-author that creates elementary math resources for teachers and homeschool parents.
Including subbing, teaching, and homeschool teaching, I have over 10 years of teaching experience. Consequently, I feel being a homeschool teacher has been the most difficult. Second would be substitute teaching. Whew! If you have been a sub, you know what I mean.
The biggest thing that I have learned in the past 10 years is that you have to be versatile. If I had to share one thing with new teachers, that would be what I would tell them... That and grow a thick skin - you cannot let every little thing get to you.
That leads me to thing about my teaching passion. My teaching passion is creating unique resources for my fellow teachers and homeschool parents. I have a constant need to educate myself in my areas of specialty. It must be a teacher thing!
At this time my overall passion is spending time with my family while my daughter is still in high school. We like to play Phase 10 every night... she usually wins. I also enjoy Venti Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolche Frappes, White Chocolate Mocha Lattes, and Large Iced Lattes with Vanilla Bean Swirl... and brownies...and tacos...and food...