BMES Habla Español

i miss you in spanish 

Me llamo Srta. Cruz y soy la maestra de español en Buckland Mills Elementary y Ellis Elementary.

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I will answer your questions, comments, and concerns within 24 hours.


Welcome to Spanish! My name is Srta. Cruz.  This is my 18th year of teaching. I have worked for Prince William County Schools for the past 5 years. Before that I worked for Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools in Quantico, Virginia and Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico.  I received my Bachelors of Arts from James Madison University with a major in Modern Foreign Languages and minor in Business.  I received a Masters of Education from the University of Mary Washington with a concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL). 

I have called Buckland Mills home since it 2016, where I have taught both Spanish and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Since 2018, I have been teaching Spanish at Buckland Mills and Ellis Elementary. I alternate weeks in the schools.

All I ask of my students is to be willing to try. Learning a language is fun!

Daily Schedule:

9:00- 9:30 Tuesday - Friday Office Hours

Days 1-4 Live lessons at Buckland Mills

Days 5-8 Teaching at Ellis’s books with audio read along. All the books are written in very basic Spanish, with non-fiction themes like colors, toys, art, animals, and more. well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English. tasks and printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary. Activities are self-paced and self-correcting and include recordings by native speakers.