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Evelyn Cruz

Country Day School - Evelyn Cruz

Kinder Teacher

Prior to graduating from the University of Costa Rica, I began my career as a preschool teacher at a kindergarten in the south part of San Jose in 1997.  After that, I worked for several months in an Integral Attention Center (CAI) for the  Ministry of Health, where I was  part of a team that focused on physical and emotional development.  Both of these experiences were great opportunities for learning outside the University's classrooms.  I graduated from the UCR in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Preschool Education.  I later obtained my Master’s Degree in Psychopedagogy from the University of La Salle.

I taught first and second grade in the Costa Rica public school system from 2000 to 2001 at the Abraham Lincoln School in Alajuelita.   During my time there, I was part of a program that helped integrate students with various special needs.  In 2002, I worked as a learning coach with a student who attended the Country Day School.

In 2004, I joined the Country Day School community as a teaching assistant in the ELC (Early Learning Center). This experience made me fall in love with early childhood and CDS. I decided to focus my energy on preschool-age students and stayed at CDS instead of further developing my career in Psychopedagogy, allowing me to apply my knowledge of Psychopedagogy with my students on a daily basis. 

In 2011, I began working as a preschool teacher at CDS.  These years have been a journey of learning that has allowed me to continue growing in many areas.  During my free time, I enjoy learning, reading, and walking in nature.