Meet Our Staff: Ms. Celine Sino-Cruz
A team player is someone who constantly finds ways to support his/her team. Southlands Christian Schools has been so fortunate to have that type of team player for the last 25 years. This month, we would like you to meet our very talented and our very spirited Ms. Celine Sino-Cruz!
Ms. Sino-Cruz became part of the Southlands family 25 years ago. She didn’t start off at Southlands as an employee, though. She started off as a student entering the 9th grade but little did she know that this was only the beginning of a significant chapter in her life and the life of Southlands. As she reflected, she made it a point to acknowledge that the factor that makes our school so unique is the people that work at SCS. Whether it’s a staff member working in and out of the offices or a teacher in a classroom, they make this place a one of kind environment for all who walk in. Now, it was mentioned that Ms. Sino-Cruz started as a student, but she quickly became a camp counselor, yearbook advisor, then a teacher, and currently serves as a graphic designer for our marketing department.
Her favorite memories while being here at Southlands Schools includes the times she was an art teacher. She remembers the moments when her students would grasp new concepts, or when they would just talk about life. It means so much hearing from alumni that go on to pursue art in college and share their new projects with her as well. When asked about the impact Southlands has had on her life, she replied by expressing the difficulty of correctly expressing her answer through words. Southlands has always felt like home to her. Southlands is so special to her because anyone from the staff, to the students and their parents, can and have prayed for her. Everyone here is ready to either lend a helping hand or have a shoulder to lean on. This was the very place that fostered Ms. Sino-Cruz’s relationship with God, which adds that much more to what Southlands means to her.
We are a Christian school, and we do see God move on a daily basis, but there are certain moments that stick with Ms. Celine when it comes to seeing our God move. She sees Him move every time a student dedicates his/her life to Christ or decides to get baptized at our annual baptism. Every year is special to all of us here at SCS. It’s hard not to get excited when a new life is added to the book of life. The one piece of advice Ms. Celine would leave to our students is a simple encouragement to get involved in our school. Join a club, go to our events, join our leadership programs, or just be more engaged in class. You will not regret it.
Stay Southlands Strong!
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