Meet the Board Monday: Myra Dugas Broussard, Class of 1983
Myra Broussard is a Baton Rouge native. She attended Red Oaks and Audubon Elementary schools, Southeast and Broadmoor Middle schools and Baton Rouge High School, graduating in 1983. After graduation, she went on to LSU to earn a Bachelor’s in Secondary Mathematics and English Education and a Master’s in K-12 Administration.
Currently, she is a retired principal and member of St. George Catholic Church. She is married to Burke. They have four children, Blakely, Brooke, Brandt, and Brittany, along with 2 grandchildren and another on the way.
Significant Awards or Recognitions:
American Heart Association – Outstanding Principal Award
Louisianan Foreign Language Teacher’s Association – Outstanding Principal Support
BRHSF: Did you have a favorite teacher, club, sport or experience that made a long-term impact on you at BRHS?
MB: Mrs. Nell McAnelly was my freshman Algebra teacher. She was an exceptional teacher who made all of her students feel valued. She inspired me both professionally and personally to work hard but never lose sight of what is most important-using your gifts to become the best version of yourself while helping others on their journeys.
BRHSF: What made you decide to join the BRHSF Board?
MB: I was a very active student at BRHS and became the person I am today because of my wonderful school experiences. I have always wanted to give back to the school in an active, meaningful way and serving on the board fulfills that dream for me.
BRHSF: Why is the Foundation’s mission of philanthropic support for BRHS important to you and to the community?
MB: The Foundation is important because it supplements resources necessary to offer unique, meaningful educational opportunities which positively impact individual student performance and the national performance of the school in general. The nationally recognized performance of BRHS encourages increased participation in the public school system and provides interest and excitement regarding the growth of the BRHS community, the Baton Rouge community at large, and even influences local business and industry.
BRHSF: As a Board member do you have any personal goals for your service? What do you see as your most important role as a Board member?
MB: My personal goal is to work collaboratively with others to provide ongoing opportunities for the advancement of students, faculty and staff members in ways that meet their and the community’s current needs and interests. I am most excited to encourage active alumni participation which continues the school’s history of excellence for current students and families and do my part to continue the BRHS legacy.
Fun Fact! Since retiring, She is “relearning” how to play the piano and says “it is a very humbling experience.”