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Education Done Right.

Principal Spotlight

Kellie Potter
Principal, The Broach School
– Bradenton

My love for education began when I was a child. Being a part of my school community, getting to know other families, participating in school events, all while enjoying the challenges of rigorous academics, taught by caring teachers filled me with a great desire to be an educator.

I have been blessed to be able to teach and administrate in the same community where I grew up, Bradenton, Florida. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of my childhood teachers and administrators, teach children and grandchildren of childhood classmates, and serve on many boards and committees that directly impacted children of Manatee County.

Unlike the experiences I had as a child, many children don’t enjoy school.

Students feel like they finally fit in and experience successes– some for the first time.

They feel scared, disinterested, or frustrated because they can’t seem to understand what the teacher expects them to do. They feel like square pegs in round holes, never quite fitting in.

The Broach School understands this and provides an environment where non-traditional learners can thrive. With class sizes of 15 or less, teachers have the freedom and the time to address the individual learning styles of their students, and present coursework in the most effective way. Students feel like they finally fit in and experience successes– some for the first time.

Students feel like they finally fit in and experience successes…

…some for the first time.

This is what it’s about—Education done right…

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It is through my past experiences, that I understand what an important role The Broach School holds in Manatee County.

With a background of almost 20 years in private education, I have experienced the local educational system on many levels including…

  • student
  • parent
  • teacher
  • development director
  • and administrator

Though there are many good schools in Bradenton, there are not many that adequately address the needs of non-traditional learners, or do so without a stigma attached.

There is nothing in Manatee County quite like The Broach School.

Most children, especially those who have been identified as special, want to be typical children—they don’t want to be treated differently or made to attend a school that is more institutional than inspirational.

They want to enjoy…

  • clubs,
  • sports
  • community involvement
  • laughs with friends
  • or quiet study groups

They want to feel safe and supported in their educational journey, by parents and teachers who partner to ensure their success.

Helping the children develop into well-rounded, people of character, who become successful adults is a blessing beyond compare

The ability to help the struggling children in our community to begin to learn and grow is what brought me to The Broach School. Our students and their families inspire me to work diligently to provide the best possible learning environment every day.

Some of our goals for the 2017-2018 school year include:

  1. Enhancement of Life Skills Education to include On-the-Job training.
  2. Enhancement of our Athletics Program to include friendly competition with other local private schools.
  3. Enhancement of our Performing Arts Program.
  4. Increased student participation in community service and event opportunities.

I love being a principal in a CES School, because I believe in our mission.

Providing a safe, nurturing, educational environment, where children are motivated to succeed is what we set out to do each day. Helping the children develop into well-rounded, people of character, who become successful adults is a blessing beyond compare. I am grateful to have the support of CES, our Bradenton Broach families, and the Manatee County community.

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