Degrees and Certifications:

MBA BA in Fashion Merchandising Certified in Spanish K-12

Ms. De La Cruz


 Hello! My name is Petrice De La Cruz. I am a 2007 Uvalde High School Graduate, forever Loyal & True! I was born in Houston but raised in Uvalde. After I graduated in 2007 I moved to San Marcos, TX where I attended Texas State University where I attained my Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Business. I also hold a MBA from the University of Phoenix. I worked in the world of fashion retail for 6 years for companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, Francesca's and Fossil as a visual merchandiser and store manager. I enjoyed the fast paced business world that gave me opportunities to live in places such as Madrid, Barcelona, Houston, New Orleans and Dallas. I made a career change into education in 2017 when I attained my alternative certification to teach Spanish. It was the best decision career wise and have loved everyday of teaching since! I am now entering my fourth year of teaching. I taught two years in Dallas, and this will be my second year in Uvalde. Along with teaching Spanish I am also the UHS Spirit team coach, bringing pride to our campus! I hope to bring you joy and excitement in learning Spanish this year and look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you!