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Bruce L. Mims

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Bruce L. Mims is an educator that has spent a lot of time serving underprivileged students in California Schools. He balances between motivation, academics and athletics to help provide the students with an well balanced education.

Bruce L. Mims
Born(1968-01-13)January 13, 1968
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Masters degree from University of San Diego, 2001[1]
B.A. in political science from University of California-Berkeley. 1987
Doctor of Education Degree, University of Southern California. 2007


Education Positions[edit]

Bruce Mims was an assistant principal at high schools in the Hacienda-La Puente School District, Rialto School District[1][2]
Assistant Principal - Long Beach Unified School District[2] - Westchester High chose Dr. Bruce Mims as the principal after an intensive three day process developed by teachers and parents. The candidates had to answer questions and they used mock scenarios that mimic real world situations.[2]
Principal Technology High[3][4] While at Technology High Dr. Mims started a discussion with parents as to whether or not the school should have its own sports teams[5] and in 2012 they were granted entry into the California Interscholastic Federation North Coastal Section as an independent school. Dr Mims thought that athletics would bring a notion of identity to the school and according to a survey 76% of parents that responded agreed.[5] After years of trying to get sports at the school Dr. mims was able to achieve that. When they hired him part of the goal to have a well rounded school that did not lose students because of the lack of an athletic program.[6] Bruce hired David Kimari to coach cross country and track and field at Tech High who was voted best youth sports coach in the area in 2013. Further cementing the mix of academics and athletics to help further the school.[7] Dr. Mims left Technology High citing personal and professional reasons.


Dr. Mims helped start a technology high school for at-risk youth on probation, also in San Diego he was a teacher at a high-profile sports academy where he was in charge of bringing inner-city kids to the school's tennis center. While at Westchester High,(a school with 1,800 kids) he reported the school's API test scores grew nearly 50 points in 18 months.[4][8]

Bruce is credited as being the The Motivator of undergraduate at California State University San Marcos. He inspired her while she was in San Diego county’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools system.[9]

Bruce is the author of one publication called "Social Capital, Institutional Agency, Minority Or Low-status Youth Empowerment, and AVID Implementation" ISBN 0549259287[10]


2013 California Distinguished School award[11]



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