Zahamira Cruz

High School Spanish Teacher


I am originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but I moved to Texas when I was 5. Several years later, the Lord called my family back to Monterrey to plant a church. I felt called to ministry and teaching, so I studied at Christ for the Nations right after I finished high school. I earned my Bachelor's in Educational Sciences from Universidad Valle Continental. I also had the opportunity to earn my Master's in Education from Framingham University. God opened doors for me to work as a teacher in Mexico for nine years before moving back to Texas with my husband and kids. After working as a children's minister for four years, God called me back into the classroom to teach Spanish. This has been the perfect job since it involves my passion for ministering to the next generation and the opportunity to teach Hispanic culture and language.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a teacher!

Why do you choose to work at CCA? Teaching is my ministry. It is a huge honor to minister to the next generation and to show them the beauty God has given us in different cultures.

What is one fun fact about you? When I watch a movie I love and have seen more than once, I will say the lines as the actors say them. Rom-coms are my favorite!

What is your favorite book of all time?  Extravagant Worship by Darlene Zschech - Worship is the best way I communicate with God. I read this book in my teen years, and it has impacted my worship.

What is one thing that can instantly make your day better? Hearing my kids laugh

What do you like to do for fun? I like to bowl, go to the movies, play card games and sing. Not necessarily in that order, but I love opportunities to have fun with friends.


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