WELCOME - PARENTS and STUDENTS TO ELL (English Language Learner)
I am excited to be your child's English Earner teacher at Mannsdale UPPER. My passion is working with your child to become English Language Proficient. It will be my goal to provide your child with one on one teaching that will enable him/her to personally experience language learning. I enjoy learning about your culture and welcome you to our school to share. If you have any questions, please contact me by email at any time.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Mrs. Bruce is the EL teacher for Mannsdale Elementary, Mannsdale Upper and East Flora Elementary. She received her Bachelors in 2003 at Bethel College in McKenzie, TN. She majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Child Learning and Development. She received an Endorsement Certificate in English as a Second Language in 2006 at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.
She worked as a Reading Specialist for Jackson Madison County School District in Jackson, TN for one year before moving to Mississippi. She has been with Madison County Schools for 19 years. She taught 1st grade for three years at Madison Avenue; and as an EL teacher for the last 16 years at Madison Crossing, Madison Middle, and Olde Towne Middle Schools. Besides working with elementary students, she works as an Independent Contractor teaching English as a Second Language to adults at the NISSAN plant. She is an active member of TESOL, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and was a presenter at the 2010 National Conference in Boston, MA. She is currently working on her National Boards.
She is originally from Tennessee and has been married for 40 years to Jeff whose work with the automotive industry moved them to Mississippi. They have one son, Hunter, who is a 2015 alumni from Mississippi State as a phychology major. They have one dog named Roxie which is a lab/pit rescue. They are members at Siwell Church of Christ. She enjoys spendng time with her friends and family, summers at the beach, mani and pedicures, and long walks with her dog. She loves to travel and has visited Taiwan, Mexico and Canada.