Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Paula Bruno

Before becoming the principal at Indian Valley Elementary School, Dr. Paula Bruno was the assistant principal at Nichols-Lawson Middle School from 2016 - 2019. Prior to that, she taught fourth grade at Pinecrest Elementary for seven years, and second grade and kindergarten at Indian Valley for four years.

She is a graduate of Sylacauga High School and earned her undergraduate degree from Alabama A&M University. She went on to attain a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of West Alabama and a second master’s degree in instructional leadership from Jacksonville State University. She completed her educational specialist degree in teacher leadership, also from Jacksonville. She and her husband, Benny Bruno, are the parents of two daughters: Alana and Alivia.