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Zoyla Cruz-Beckett




Biography

My name is Zoyla Cruz-Beckett. I teach Spanish I and Spanish II as well as IB Psychology. I have a BA in Spanish with a Minor in Psychology from Manchester University, Indiana; 39 credits toward a Master in Counseling from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana; Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University.
I have been in education for 17 years. I’ve taught Spanish for 7 years; ELL for 1 years; was the Director of ESL for 3 years; a TOA for 2 years and in Administration for 4 years.
I have owned and operated two Bed and Breakfast Inns in Indiana. One for 5 years and one for 2 years. I have 3 yrs. experience in Mental Health Counseling, Drug, and Alcohol Counseling and 6 yrs. as a Mediation/Conflict Resolution trainer.
I moved to Arizona in May of 2003. I am the mother of two daughters; grandmother of an 8-year girl and two boys; 5 and 3 years old. I am married to Thomas Beckett who is the Human Resources Director for Maricopa Unified Schools. My hobbies are: painting, arts and crafts, sawing and yard work.