About Ms. De La Cruz
Welcome to 2018-2019 school year!!
My name is Aarika De La Cruz and I am the Upper Campus Math/Life Skills ABA Classroom Lead at Arizona Autism Charter School. I began my first year at AZACS as a paraprofessional and this will be my second year as an ABA Lead. Each year I learn so much and I am inspired by our students and staff. I am thrilled to return as an ABA Classroom Lead. I count it a blessing to continue growing and flourishing alongside this organization.
My passion for special education began as a teenager. I became an active member of my local high school's Special Olympic events and Unified Sports program, which has influenced my career path today. I fell in love with the culture, mission, and idea of becoming a special education teacher. I am currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education. While participating in my studies I am able to learn and apply my knowledge as an ABA Classroom Lead. AZACS educators never cease to motivate, inspire, and exemplify the future teacher I aim to become.
I am honored to be apart of Arizona Autism Charter School and look forward to working with each and every student!