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Ms. de la Cruz

Welcome!  My name is Azucena de la Cruz and I am your student's AP Psychology, Psychology, or World History teacher.  I have been teaching at Elsinore High School for the past 5 years and I absolutely love it!  Prior to EHS I was a Social Studies teacher at Terra Cotta Middle School for 5 years.  In total I have been a teacher for the Lake Elsinore Unified School District for 10 years.  I have also been a basketball coach for many years and currently I am an assistant coach for the MiraCosta College Women's Basketball Program in Oceanside.  I serve as the Director of Basketball Operations.  MiraCosta College is a 2-year California Community College and coaching there has been a blast!  In my free time I enjoy reading, going to the beach, basketball, hiking, fitness, hip hop music, and hanging out with friends and family. 


EHS holds a special place in my heart as I am alumni.  It's fun to teach where I attended school!  I graduated from EHS in 2001 and then furthered my education at the University of Redlands from 2001-2005.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with minors in Spanish, Government, and Economics in 2005.  I absolutely loved my undergraduate experience at the University of Redlands and decided to complete a California Teaching Credential in History-Social Science in 2006 and a Master of Arts Degree in Education in 2011 from there as well. 


As a teacher I believe in academic rigor, the development of critical thinking skills, and the importance of hard work.  I look forward to getting to know your student and helping him/her on their academic journey here at Elsinore High School.  My ultimate goal is to prepare them for life after high school.  Please feel free to contact me at any time.  Go Tigers!



Recent Posts

AP Exam Review Sessions

Come when you are able to for as long as you can.
Dates:  March 24th, April 14th, April 21st, April 28th, and May 5th
Time:  8am-12pm
Afterschool week of April 23rd-27th and April 30-May 5th
Dates:  April 23rd, April 25th, April 26th, April 30th, May 2nd, May 3rd
Time:  4pm-6:30pm
If you are unable to make it for any of those dates please let me know and I can possibly accommodate for a different date and time.

March 9th, 2018 Unit 10 FRQ: Motivation and Emotion/Personality

Please review the emotion theories and the personality theories in order to be fully prepared for tomorrow's FRQ.  Just for today, reading schedule is secondary.  You can do it!  #internallocusofcontrol #whatyouthinkyouwillbecome #thinkpositive