Tammy Broadnax comes to DeRenne with a wealth of experience and success as a District supervisor, Assistant Principal at Beach High School and a five-year stint as Principal of the School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High.
As a District Supervisor, Broadnax oversaw the CTAE programs at several middle and high schools. Working closely with the individual school administrators, her duties included serving as curriculum specialist, budget management, and supporting teachers. Her most memorable moment was having the opportunity to participate in the opening of Woodville Tompkins and establishing a student ran credit union on site.
As an Assistant Principal, Broadnax worked to influence and mobilize active staff, student and community participation. Her primary areas of supervision included guiding Curriculum and Instruction for the Math and Career Technology department, providing sound and effective site-based instructional leadership, to enhance and foster the learning environment.
The Principal as a leader has many responsibilities; therefore, Broadnax has identified four areas in which she believes are essential to growth and academic success.
1. Shaping a vision of academic success for all students.
2. Creating a climate that was conducive to teaching and learning to happen at high levels on a daily basis.
3. Building capacity of Leadership through developing teacher leaders and utilizing the leadership team to guide decisions that would affect teachers and students.
4. Managing people, data, interventions, rituals, and routines in order to raise the level of expectations and close the academic learning gaps for all students in the building.
Seeing challenges as an opportunity for growth, Broadnax and her team at the School of Liberal Studies were fortunate to see the school removed from the state’s Priority School list and increased graduation rate 59% (SY 2013-2014) to 81.4% (SY 2018-2019).
She’s the wife to Horace for 23 years, mom to Trae and Trent and has a passion for learning and kids.