Maria E. Cruz

Maria E. CruzMaria E. Cruz,

Trustee Area 3

Maria Cruz, a devoted mother of three wonderful students within the Covina-Valley Unified School District's educational community, has a deep passion for creating nurturing and inspiring learning environments. This commitment led Ms. Cruz to take on the role of a school board member. With her background in Licensed Clinical Social Work and a strong commitment to mental health, wellness, and education, she offers a unique and valuable perspective to the board.


In addition to her responsibilities as a school board member, Ms. Cruz also serves as a clinical supervisor for a prominent organization and is currently in her third year of pursuing a Doctor of Social Work degree. Her academic journey has intensified her dedication to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive academically, mentally, and emotionally.


Ms. Cruz is particularly enthusiastic about enhancing the District's approach to education and promoting a holistic understanding of wellness that encompasses both the academic and mental health aspects of students. Recognizing the importance of collaboration between the board, educators, parents, and the community, as both a parent and an education advocate, she is committed to fostering an inclusive dialogue that supports growth, innovation, and the overall well-being of all students. Maria Cruz is excited to contribute her skills, insights, and unwavering passion to the continuous improvement of the educational system within the District.