Rolando Cruz - Position 1 Candidate
- By Cheryl Donatto
Care, Collaboration and Communication are the bedrocks of the Roli Cruz Campaign. As values, they have been forged by the lessons taught by his parents, teachers and community; choose public service and pursue robust education! Now is the time to ensure that Humble students are educated and served well by a leader who is not willing to only pursue truth, but to boldly confront uninspired traditions with a fresh and distinct plan that does not deplete resources, suppress learning or undervalue the investments our children need. Roli Cruz is ready for the task.
Roli Cruz is a native Texan and the proud son of a United States Air Force member. Roli received his K-12 education in the Humble School District, but the classroom is not the only place that he learned his most valuable lessons.
As the eldest of four children, he learned what it meant to protect the vulnerable when a family member received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis that affected how he was taught and expected to learn. Roli also learned what it meant to fully commit to his craft as he explored the arts and music which turned into his life’s passion. Moreover, lessons in democracy and honor were equally formative as he witnessed his father’s service to our country.
It is the diversity of thought and life experience that has shaped Roli, both inside and outside of the classroom, and what makes him the best candidate to serve the students, parent and educators of Humble School District on the Board of Education.
As a once traditional University of Houston student, and now as a global tech professional for Apple, Roli Cruz can identify with challenges that students will face as they matriculate beyond recess and into the real world. He is keenly prepared to reform the Humble School District and empower its students to meet the rigorous demands of changing industries, champion the causes of the marginalized and heed the call of leadership to which our students must be prepared to respond. At his core, Roli believes that education is meant to sustain generations rather than just to satisfy a standardized test.