Globe and Cross  Christ Lutheran School

   Training Minds, Shaping Hearts & Transforming Lives to

                     Engage the World with Jesus Christ!

        Since 1988 - 7701 Candelaria Rd NE - Albuquerque, NM 87110 - (505) 884-3876

Admissions Hotline:

(505) 210-3663

2 Year Olds through 8th Grade

Tanya Sainz

Grade 1 - First Grade! Why do you teach first grade, they are so little... they need so much attention... they can't tie their own shoes or blow their own noses or, or, or... First grade is my life! I have taught first grade for 7 years. Sometimes I even talk or write like a first grader. I love their faces when they realize that they can do something. I hear I can't read, and then later on when we are reading in our books, they say “Oh, I can read!” A native Albuquerquean, I went to Albuquerque TVI (now CNM) and received my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. I then moved on to UNM and finished up at New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. I also have an endorsement of TESOL. I received my colloquy through Concordia's online system (CUEnet). I have recently finished my master's degree in curriculum and instruction with an endorsement in early childhood education and an endorsement in reading from Concordia Portland online. I have taught for the last 11 years in elementary education and then a few years previous in a preschool class. I have taught third grade, kindergarten and my favorite first grade. I have taught in APS and now here at Christ where I have attended church for my whole life. “You can make many plans, but the Lord's purpose will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21 Married to my best friend, Keith for 15+ years. We have five awesome children spread out from college down to baby... Kirstin has graduated with an associates in criminology from CNM, Morgan is a freshman in high school, Matthew is a 4th grader, Ezra is a 1st grader, and Jordan is 3 and attends preschool.