Hello, I am Donnashele J. Bruister and I am blessed and honored to be the Principal at Pine Grove Elementary. I was born and raised in Monroeville, which is not too far from our school. I graduated from Auburn University with my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and then moved to Baldwin County. I began my teaching career at Pine Grove Elementary School in 1997. While teaching at Pine Grove, I continued my education at The University of South Alabama and received my Masters of Education. In 2005, I transferred to Rockwell Elementary to teach kindergarten and be closer to home. In August 2008, I was hired as Loxley Elementary School’s Reading Specialist. While coaching at Loxley Elementary, I decided to obtain my Education Specialist Degree and graduated from Auburn University of Montgomery in December 2010. In December 2013, I completed my Educational Leadership Certification from The University of South Alabama. I was very blessed to be hired as Perdido School’s Assistant Principal the following February. I have been blessed to return to Pine Grove as your Principal beginning the 2019-20 school year.
I am married to the amazing man Kirk Bruister and we love spending time with family, friends and our four-legged baby Lily. During our free time, we enjoy camping, hunting, beach time and going to Auburn football games! WAR EAGLE!