Deborah M. “Debbie” Broussard
Assistant Principal for Academics
Brother Martin High School
In an educational institution that forms young men for life, Debbie Broussard brings over 40 years of experience to Brother Martin High School where she is the assistant principal for academics. Serving on the administration team of an all-boys, college-preparatory high school owned and operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, a religious order for men, she is the most senior female member of school leadership.
As a Partner in Mission, she assists in overseeing and the formation of our young men and their families along with her colleagues to make sure they uphold their high academic and extracurricular responsibilities. “Deliberation, explanation, and clarification are routine,” said her colleagues about Broussard’s practices, whether she is teaching a chemistry or advanced math class or leading the school’s academic council of department chairs. She also supports and shares her successes with her peers outside of school, increasing awareness and teachable moments for a strong academic education and improving one’s skills in a classroom setting.
Broussard is a former recipient of the Brother More Schaefer Faculty Award at Brother Martin and an Outstanding Educator Award at Stanford University. Broussard is a native New Orleanian, having graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School and from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor of science degree and a masters of education.