Degrees and Certifications:
Associates Degrees in General Studies and Liberal Arts Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Cum Laude
Welcome to my 5th grade class! I am Katie Bruce and I have been teaching since 2005, entirely at Coronado. This is my 17th year teaching 5th grade and I have primarily taught language arts and have loved every minute of it. I am excited to start a new year, with a whole new group of kids. I have a fabulous husband of 12 years and 2 daughters ages 11 and 8. I attended and played basketball at Pima Community College from 1999-2001 and graduated from the U of A in 2005. In my free time, I love hanging out with my family and being outside in the beautiful Arizona weather.
Defining Moment in Education:
In my family, teaching is known as the "family business". I wasn't so sure I wanted to be in the "family business" until I started coaching at both Pima Community College with 18 and 19 year olds and at the Tucson Racquet Club with 5, 6, and 7 year olds. Once I realized that, no matter what the age, the reaction of a "student" finally getting something is always the same. The realization that I was responsible for that and the feeling that followed, was and continues to be my defining moment.
Core Educational Belief:
I believe that all students are capable of learning and growing in all aspects of school and life. No student is unreachable.
I am happy and proud to say that all of my teaching experience has been here at Coronado K-8.