Dr. April M. Bruce has worked in city schools divisions in Virginia for over 29 years and has served in many different roles. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Fairmont State University, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from West Virginia University, a second Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision and a Doctorate in Leadership Studies both from the University of Lynchburg.
Dr. Bruce began her career in the Lynchburg City Schools as a middle school math and science teacher; served as a school counselor; principal; instructional supervisor, and director in the instruction and student services departments. Since coming to Winchester Public Schools in 2019, Dr. Bruce has served as the division hearing officer and student conduct coordinator, student services coordinator, and is currently in the role of assistant superintendent. In this role she oversees the work of the curriculum and instruction, student services, and special education departments.
Dr. Bruce has a long history of program implementation, school improvement, and advocacy for students and families. She has worked to implement Move This World and Newsela Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in all schools, revamped Academic and Career Planning using Virginia Wizard, and is overseeing the implementation of Opportunity Culture.
She currently resides in Winchester with her husband, Maurice (Moe). They have two grown children, a son who lives in Lynchburg, a daughter who lives in Sarasota, Florida and a granddaughter in Lynchburg.