BSHE, M.Ed., LLQP, RESP lic.
BSHE, University of the Philippines
M. Ed., University of the Philippines
Ms. Dela Cruz has been an educator for more than 25 years. Prior to her immigration to Canada in 2001, she was assistant professor in two state universities in the Philippines; namely, Philippine Normal University and West Visayas State University. She also worked as textbook editor at the Instructional Materials Corporation, an agency mandated by the Philippine government to develop, produce, and distribute elementary and secondary textbooks in the country.
Through the years, she has engaged herself in curriculum development, book writing, and research. Among the curricular programs she developed are as follows: (1) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program of Acsenda School of Management, (2) English 100 – The Basics of English, (3) College Writing, (4) Business English, and (5) Teaching English to Children. While at Sprott-Shaw International Language College, she co-authored Hospitality and Tourism Management – English Communications (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) with accompanying teacher’s manuals. On January 26, 2018, she received the Certificate of Registration of Copyright from the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada for her book Living, Loving, and Coping. She was a recipient of a research grant funded by The Netherlands Government in cooperation with the University of the Philippines at Los Banos.
Ms. Dela Cruz has taught the following courses: English 101 – Academic Writing – Fundamentals, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – Level 4, Business Communications, College Writing, Dynamics of Customer Service, Strategies for Success, and Strategies for Employment. She also served as graduate services representative/employment coach (GSR) of Sprott-Shaw College for three years. During her term as GSR, she received $10,000 – a cash award given to the top three GSRs.
Her experience as Director of the Career Advancement Program of a financial services company based in Vancouver enables her to bring to her classroom real-life business situations. She passed two British Columbia licensure examinations: Life License Qualifications Program and Registered Education Savings Plan.
Ms. Dela Cruz’ ultimate teaching goal is to be an effective “teacher of the heart” – the one that makes a considerable difference in students’ lives.