A Kentucky native who spent nine years as a teacher and instructional leader in Nashville, Tennessee, before joining the Fayette County Public Schools team in 2015 is the next principal at Dixie Magnet Elementary School. Cynthia Bruno served for the past four years as the professional growth and effectiveness coach at Maxwell Elementary School.
“Ms. Bruno brings a wealth of exceptional experience to this new role and recognizes that Dixie Elementary is a school with ‘wonderful students, supportive families and school community and a creative and dedicated staff of professionals,’” said Acting Superintendent Marlene Helm. “She is deeply and genuinely committed to equity and opportunity for all students, and that, combined with her depth and breadth of teaching and learning, has her poised to lead with exceptionality.”
With 16 years of experience in education, Bruno served as an elementary school teacher, instructional coach, and literacy coach before joining FCPS as the PGES coach at James Lane Allen Elementary. Originally from Georgetown, Bruno lived and worked in Nashville for nine years before moving back home.
“Cynthia’s diverse instructional leadership experiences, passion for students, and ideas for developing student leadership make her a perfect fit for Dixie,” said Elementary School Chief Heather Bell, who oversees the school. “She will continue enhancing the excellent reputation of Dixie and move the vision for personalized learning forward.”
Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Tennessee State University, and her National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy.