What is SEEDS?

The School of Education Excellence Development Speakers (SEEDS) series highlights a variety of important topics presented by experts in the field of education. These events are geared toward students in the CUAA School of Education, as well as any others who work or have interest in education or related fields. All sessions are free and open to the public.


Seven Keys to a Long Teaching Career

Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Science 102

By Dr. Bruce Braun – Superintendent of Lutheran Schools – MI District, LCMS

Dr. Braun will share key points to being an effective teacher:

  • Love your students
  • Be a learner
  • Strive to improve as a person and teacher
  • Be excited
  • Develop a philosophy of education
  • Learn from problems – don’t blame others
  • You are not alone!

Bruce was born in Milwaukee and attended Lutheran Schools through twelfth grade. He graduated from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois in 1977 and began teaching at Lutheran North High School in 1977. In his first year he taught Old Testament and Church History and in subsequent years added Geography, Health, New Testament and Physical Education. While at Lutheran North he had added opportunities to grow through coaching, counseling and bus driving.

In 1990 he started a new calling as Assistant Principal at Lutheran High School Westland. Here he continued to teach and coach while becoming active in his children’s school. In 1993 he became the Principal at Guardian Lutheran School in Dearborn. He stayed here until Jan. 1st of 1999 when he accepted a Call to be Assistant Superintendent for the Michigan District. He served here for seven years and seven years ago became the Superintendent of Schools.

Bruce met his wife Jayne while at River Forest.  They have been married for thirty nine years and are blessed with three adult children Dan, Brett and Cara and two grandchildren Benjamin and Ellie. Bruce enjoys reading, sports, slow running and walking in his leisure time.

For more information contact Kyle Chuhran, Elementary Education Coordinator or 734-995-7397