From the Desk of Gladys Cruz


Women in the Trades

Women in the Trades

Did you know that only 3% of employees in the skilled trades are women? Females are significantly underrepresented in the skill trades at a time when many companies are looking for help, a significant number of trade workers are nearing retirement, and the pandemic has had a disproportionate economic impact on women.

Women in the Trades

Improving mental health in our schools

Each year, during the first week of October, we raise awareness of mental health through Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). This year’s observance centers around a new awareness campaign, “Together for Mental Health.”

Women in the Trades

Welcoming back our students

District Superintendent Dr. Gladys I. Cruz discusses the return of students as part of her monthly column.

The importance of summer learning

The importance of summer learning

Summer is a great time to help children explore their interests and try new things, and to keep them excited about learning and school.

Women in the Trades

Cruz contributes to Education Week series

Questar III District Superintendent Dr. Gladys I. Cruz was invited to participate in an Education Week series entitled Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen Table. 

Women in the Trades

Reflecting on the 2020-21 school year

As we prepare to wind down one school year and look ahead to the summer, I want to thank our region’s educators, staff, students, and families for their efforts in navigating the past year together.