• ELL

    dbruce@madison-schools.com 

    P 601-879-0309

    F 601-879-0313


    WELCOME -- PARENTS and STUDENTS to ELL (English Language Learner)

    I am excited to be your student's English Learner teacher at Mannsdale Elementary.  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 your culture.  If you have any questions, please contact me by email at any time.

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     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 they moved to Mississippi.  She has been with Madison County Schools for 17 years.  She taught 1st grade for three years at Madison Avenue and as an EL teacher for the last 14 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 39 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 psychology major.  They have one dog named Roxie which is a lab/pit rescue.  She and her family are members at Siwell Church of Christ.  She enjoys time with her friends and family, summers at the beach, mani & pedicures and long walks with her dog. She loves to travel and has visited Taiwan, Mexico, and Canada.