Phone: 985-785-1161


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters Plus 30 UNO Masters in Education UNO Bachelor of Science in Education SUNY Buffalo Associates Arts NCC Blind and/or Partially Sighted K-12 Learning Disabled K-12 Severe/Profound 1-12 Mild/Moderate 1-12 Crippled Children/Homebound Children & Children with Special Health Problems K-12 Mentally Retarded 1-12 Elementary Grades 1-8 PIP 6

Mr. Bruce (Coach) Bershad

Welcome Everyone! (Updated  8/2/21) (Welcoming Video!/) (Once school begins, check under assignments section as I will add new resources and other information as received.)

Hope everyone is having a glorious day and as excited as we are to start school for the 2021-2022 school year!

This is Coach Bruce, your child's teacher for this upcoming school year.  Ms. Cheryl, Ms. Terri and I work every day as a team to provide "Encouraging Positivity" with "Endless Possibilities" for our children and wish to welcome you to the Lakewood Family. Truly we are honored and so appreciative, that you will be sharing your children with us!

We are extremely  proud of  you, our student's parents for the love and support you provide to our children and staff through their home/learning and/or in school/learning process.

The partnership with our staff at our school will provide opportunities for you/our child to believe they can achieve and succeed.

It is with that new confidence that turns the key to open pathways to their success both here and within our community.

Our proud team of Ms. Cheryl, Ms. Terri and I have over 100 years collectively working with children in our schools, and have witnessed miraculous achievements with each and every child we are proud to serve. 

We are proud to be part of this school's staff led by our engaging, compassionate and an empathetic principal, Ms. Kelli Oertling, who's continuous message is for "kindness' and "respect" for each and every child. 

I am extremely proud  to say that your children have entered a place where encouragment, care and the human spirit surrounds every student, staff member and parent as they walk on to Lakewood's grounds. Every where you look, there are signs of praise, inspiration and smiling faces. We are all guided by an amazingly dedicated and loving administrative team where ALL Children are treated with kindness and respect. 

Thank you again for partnering in the best interest of your children and allowing us both to feel welcome in our school community. 

Please note I will respond to any of your concerns 24/7, as well as update this page periodically. I will also us School Status daily texting you with additional greetings, and relevant informational resources you may find helpful with your child.

As our superintendent Dr Ken Oerling reiminds us..."Together We Got This!"

With much heartfelt appreciation,

Coach Bruce, Ms. Cheryl and Ms. Terri