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Justin Bruce

Learning Specialist

Justin Bruce has served as registrar and as a learning specialist. He has served as a learning specialist at the Upper School since 2016 and holds a B.S. in Collaborative Special Education from Auburn University, a Masters in Special Education Adaptive Curriculum from the University of West Georgia, and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University. He and his wife, Head of House Elizabeth (Collier) Bruce ('03), are the parents of Annie Ruth ('31) and Rosie ('34).

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College Education
B.S. Auburn University
Ed. S Lincoln Memorial University
M.Ed. University of West Georgia

Episode 71: Tips for Success in the New School Year

August 18, 2022
In this episode, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Stefan Eady talks with Director of Upper School Chad Woods, Assistant Director of Pre-K to 8 Angela Pieroni and Upper School Learning Specialist and Registrar Justin Bruce. Together, they talk about how students and their families can prepare for a successful school year by establishing healthy habits and routines, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Podcast Episode 27: Organization & Study Tips From the Learning Center

October 7, 2021
Scott Greene, director of the Teaching & Learning Center, talks with Learning Specialists Justin Bruce and Kristen Bell about their work. Together, they share some of the organization, time management, and study strategies they use to help students who have executive function issues to be successful at Darlington and beyond.

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iPeriod: The Canoe Build

September 10, 2021
The Canoe Build iPeriod started laminating the three boards that will become the top rails of our canoe.

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iPeriod: The Canoe Build, Day 2

September 2, 2021
The Canoe building iPeriod continues to get knee deep in beautiful Douglas Fir wood shavings....what’s that Christmas tree smell?

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iPeriod: The Boat (Canoe) Begins

August 31, 2021
Justin Bruce's iPeriod students plane wood and build steam boxes in preparation to build a canoe.

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Podcast Episode 19: A Look Into Creative Professional Development

August 5, 2021
Welcome to Episode 19 of The Darlington Podcast!  Rebekah Kinney is joined by Justin Bruce and Andrew Beckman and they'll be chatting about ways that they have personally benefited from the professional growth opportunities afforded to them at Darlington.

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Darlington Connects: Small Retail & Art Business Highlight

Upper School | Becca Wood, December 15, 2020
We're excited to connect with small businesses and restaurants owned by members of the Darlington Community through our Darlington Connects series. Today we’re thrilled to highlight small retail and art businesses.

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To the Class of 2020: A Different Kind of Baccalaureate

Upper School | Justin Bruce, August 20, 2020
To the class of 2020, I hope this presentation lets each one of you know that you were and continue to be a very special group to me. You are without question the CLASS of 2020!

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Bruce, Whitaker to speak at Commencement Weekend events

March 5, 2020
Darlington School is pleased to announce that Learning Specialist Justin Bruce will be the keynote speaker at Baccalaureate and Trustee Alexander "Whit" Whitaker ('77, LD '15), president of King University, will give the Commencement address.

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Bruce named Head of House for Cooper House

June 7, 2019
Darlington alumna Elizabeth (Collier) Bruce ('03) is excited to join the Darlington Community as the head of house for Cooper House, Darlington’s first year experience house for girls.

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