Jude Bruno

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2021 Vice President Membership (2021-23 Term) Nominee

Jude Bruno
Miami, FL
Special Education PTA of Florida, Miami, Florida

Personal and Professional Information

  • Father of two, uncle to four, a role model to several children
  • Public School Union Representative, volunteer, and advocate
  • Haitian-American and bilingual.

PTA Involvement

Current Service Includes:

  • National PTA, Florida PTA, and Miami-Dade County Council of PTA/PTSA Board Member
  • National PTA Executive Director Performance Review Taskforce Vice-Chair
  • National PTA Legislative and Governance Policy Taskforce Committee Member
  • Florida PTA Leadership Convention Committee Member

Previous service includes:

  • 2017-2019 National PTA Mission Engagement Committee Member
  • 2015-2017 National PTA Health & Safety Committee Member
  • 2013-2022, Florida PTA Scholarship Chair, Board Member, and Student Engagement Chair
  • 2013-2015 National PTA Youth Involvement Committee Chair/Youth Member
  • 2009-2014 Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial High School PTSA President and Membership Committee Chair, Legislative Liaison, Student Representative, and Secretary
  • 2010-2017 Miami-Dade County Council of PTA/PTSA Vice – President, Regional Coordinator,
  • Committee Chair, and Board Member

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Miami-Dade Young Leaders Board Member
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools Diversity, Equity, and Excellence Advisory Committee
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools District Safety/Security Committee

 Previous service includes:

  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools Student Services Committee
  • Informed Families of Florida Board Member

Honors and Awards

  • National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Miami-Dade County Council of PTA/PTSA Outstanding Leader Award
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools North Region Office School Support Personnel of the Year Finalist

Jade Bruno portrait

Candidate Narrative

Jude Bruno

Candidate for Vice President Membership

Jude Bruno knew at an earlier age that there was work to be done for worthwhile causes to preserve the future. A product of the public school system, a PTA member of 15+ years who has served on the National PTA Board of Directors as an appointed Youth Member and an elected Member Representative; he has remained a steadfast volunteer leader at each level of PTA. He has served in several community leadership roles for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Government.  
Professionally, Jude advocates on behalf of the public school employees of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, directly supporting union members by addressing grievances, member recruitment, professional development, learning environments, and other employment-related matters in 34+ traditional public schools, 50+ central and regional offices, and across 15+ disciplines - supporting the nation's 4th largest school district as a representative of the largest labor union in the southeastern United States. Jude's membership clusters have increased by 2%, and member retention has held steady throughout the pandemic by consistently using innovative technology.
As a new father, uncle, mentor, and school support employee, Jude knows firsthand PTA's value in supporting a world-class education system for all children. He believes that PTA is at a pivotal point and must engage with young and diverse families. PTA must continue to respond to the needs of a changing America and a very much different public school system to remain relevant in the work of frontline advocacy for children and youth. We must be willing to meet families, local units, and states where they are to understand our strengths and get ahead of our challenges to achieve this goal. Building membership initiatives that focus on recruitment, retention, and diversification must be intentional and rooted in the principles of reaching children, not just their parents and guardians.