• 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!

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