Esmeralda Cruz Ortiz

World Language - Spanish

I love to teach my primary language and share cultural topics with my students from other Spanish speaking countries. I care about my students and enjoy teaching. Gateway High School it’s a great place to educate students for a lifetime of success!

About Me

I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico a tropical island in the Caribbean that is a USA territory. I began my journey in the United States in Florida, where I lived for 20 years!  Now, I live here, in Colorado, I love the mountains and the fascinating scenery. I have three amazing kids, which I love so much! I love to teach Spanish and enjoy cooking in my free time. I also love to travel and explore new places. I like to spend time with my family and go on fun adventures. A few of my favorite subjects are Art and History.  


  • M. Ed in Guidance and Counseling, University of Turabo at Orlando, Florida
  • BS in General Education K-12, University of Sacred Heart at San Juan , PR

Courses I Teach