036: A Chat with Bruce [with guest, Bruce Wooldridge]
September 7, 2018•68 min
Bruce Wooldridge is an adoptive parent and the Special Education Coordinator at Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School South. During this episode, Bruce and I discuss negative stereotypes of scholars who receive special education services, he'll also suggest some exceptional methods to use with exceptional learners, and we’ll talk about his experiences as an adoptive and foster parent. Bruce Wooldridge's passion for educating special education scholars was ignited in high school. He had the life changing opportunity to volunteer in the special education classroom. During this opportunity, Bruce realized all students have varied learning ability, and he wanted to help them reach their highest ability. Bruce's educational path led him to Western Kentucky University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2001 in Exceptional Education with an emphasis in learning and behavior disorders. Being a lifelong learning, Bruce furthered his education by earning a Master’s Degree in Education and Principal Licensure. Bruce Wooldridge served as the Director of Special Education of the Charles A. Tindley Network Schools. His current educational role is the Special Education Coordinator at Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School South. Bruce's commitment to destroying the negative sterotypes of special education scholars and improving the instruction to all scholars fuels his passion. Bruce is married to a special education teacher, Annette Wooldridge and they have five children together.