Mrs. Patricia Cruz

Patricia Cruz has taught at Doral Academy since 2004. In her years as a teacher at Doral Academy, she has taught Drama I and II, TV Production, Journalism, Yearbook (2004-2008), Photography 1,2,3, AND PORTFOLIO 1 (2009-PRESENT). She has also been the sponsor for the high school Photography Club after school from 2008 to present. Her students work has been recognized and received awards such as Smaller Works, Beaux Art, Scholastics, Junior Orange Bowl, Dade County Youth Fair, Ringling College, and Coral Gables Museum Photography Contests 

She has  guided students in the development of there own portfolios throughout the year by teaching them photo shop and camera skills. She has also developed the Visual Arts program for Photography since 2009 to present in which students learn Photography techniques as well as composition within a photograph.   Photo students then  exhibit their best work throughout the year in various school gallery exhibits and photo contests. These students are also in charge of photographing and editing all school events throughout the year.  

As a teacher, Mrs. Cruz hopes to inspire creativity in students to grow into visual artists as they further their studies in these areas of their education. Mrs. Cruz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Barry University.  She is a certified teacher by the Florida Department of Education in the area of Art K-12.