Jessica De La Cruz

Emerging Leaders Fellow, 2023

Adelante Schools

Emerging Leaders Fellow Jessica De La Cruz will further the impact of Adelante Schools (Adelante) by partnering with the Latino Family Literacy Project to conduct a 10-week reading project with multilingual learners and their families.

De La Cruz currently serves as a Multilingual Learner Teacher at Adelante Schools and has 7 years of experience in education. Before joining Adelante in 2022, she held multiple positions at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School where she worked for 5 years.

She has participated in the Indiana Latino Expo and the City of Indianapolis Mayor’s Office Axis Leadership Program along with three other fellowship and leadership programs. De La Cruz earned two bachelors of arts in both journalism and spanish from Indiana University-Bloomington, her master of arts in teaching from Marian University, and is currently working on a master of science in education in curriculum and instruction from Purdue University.