Ms. Bruce has 28 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching family consumer science to 6th-8th graders at Lakenheath Middle School for the past two years. Ms. Bruce also taught at London Central Middle and High School and La Maddalena American School, now closed.

Prior to coming to DoDEA Ms. Bruce taught at Coronado Middle School and Coronado High School in California; Gila Vista Middle School in Yuma, Arizona; San Diego County School System, California; the University of California in San Diego; Azusa Pacific College in Twenty-nine Palms, California.; Redwood High School in Marin County, California; Palm Springs High School in Palm Springs, California; and LA Baptists High School in Sepulveda, California. She also taught for the San Diego Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Ms. Bruce believes that much of what an educator teaches students is beyond the planned, metered lessons. In her classroom she teaches students useful life skills like teamwork, work ethics, problem-solving, creative-thinking and articulating with other disciplines. These skills are essential to student learning and can be applied to other areas as well. Students in Ms. Bruce's class have taken what they have learned and used it in their communities through volunteer work.

2010 winner Margaret Bruce
Margaret Bruce Science Teacher
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