Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz

Luis F. Cruz, PhD, is former principal of Baldwin Park High School, located east of Los Angeles, California. He has been a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Cruz presents on methods from the best-selling book Transforming School Culture by Anthony Muhammad.

In 2007, Dr. Cruz led a collective effort to secure a $250,000 grant for Baldwin Park from the California Academic Partnership Program for the purpose of effectively utilizing “courageous leadership” to promote a more equitable and effective organization.

Since becoming a public school educator, Dr. Cruz has won the New Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, and other community leadership awards. He and a committee of teacher leaders at Baldwin Park received California's prestigious Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association for significantly closing the achievement gap between the general student population and students learning English as a second language.

As a recipient of the Hispanic Border Leadership Institute's fellowship for doctoral studies, he earned a doctorate in institutional leadership and policy studies from the University of California Riverside. He earned an associate's degree from Mount San Antonio Community College, a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a master's degree from Claremont Graduate University.

Presentations

Melbourne Luis Cruz Conference Sessions
Melbourne Friday 22 May 2020 Transforming School Culture: Moving from Toxic to Healthy
Melbourne Friday 22 May 2020 Discovering the Power of Teacher Collaboration to Collectively Respond When Students Do Not Learn - Part 2
Melbourne Friday 22 May 2020 Discovering the Power of Teacher Collaboration to Collectively Respond When Students Do Not Learn - Part 1
Melbourne Saturday 23 May 2020 Effective Leadership in 21st Century Schools
Melbourne Saturday 23 May 2020 The Power of Task Forces: Building Leadership Capacity in Schools
Melbourne Saturday 23 May 2020 Time for Change: Staff Resistance to Change
Melbourne Sunday 24 May 2020 Time for Change 1-Day Institute: Understanding and Effectively Addressing Staff Resistance to Change
Melbourne Sunday 24 May 2020 Time for Change 1-Day Institute - Part 3
Melbourne Sunday 24 May 2020 Time for Change 1-Day Institute - Part 2
Melbourne Sunday 24 May 2020 Time for Change 1-Day Institute - Part 1
Melbourne Monday 25 May 2020 Transforming School Culture: Moving from Toxic to Healthy (Repeat)
Melbourne Monday 25 May 2020 Discovering the Power of Teacher Collaboration to Collectively Respond When Students do not Learn - Part 2 (Repeat)
Melbourne Monday 25 May 2020 Discovering the Power of Teacher Collaboration to Collectively Respond When Students do not Learn - Part 1 (Repeat)