Vanessa Santa Cruz, College and Career Readiness
Vanessa Santa Cruz is our College and Career Readiness Teacher. This is her 2nd year at South Pointe. Vanessa was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and received her learning through Private Education, from Kinder to 12th Grade. Vanessa graduated from St. Mary's High School, was an All American Basketball Athlete, and continued playing in college. Vanessa received her AA degree from Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona and then continued to Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado, transferred schools and then later obtained her Bachelor's degree from Ashford University in Iowa with a degree in Education Studies. Vanessa has been in the Education field since 2006. Vanessa plans to finish her Graduate Program through GCU with a Psychology Major.
Vanessa's passion has always been to work with young individuals. She finds that the most rewarding feeling is knowing that she made an impact in her student's lives whether it be through personal development or providing tools to every student she had encountered, to be the most successful person they can be.
When Vanessa is not working, she is enjoying her time with family, friends and attending sporting events. Vanessa's Greatest Blessings call her "Mom."
Vanessa's vision this year is to Empower every Student for Success!