Episode #16: Culture from the front office – Guest Debbie Brannam

“I spent more time in the principal’s office than I did at my own desk…”

Join Phil Boyte and his guest Debbie Brannam as they talk about creating a great culture in the front office. Debbie has spent her career learning how to make Del Oro High School feel like home to thousands of students and hundreds of staff members. In this podcast, she and Phil talk about the impact the front office has on creating an incredible culture. Debbie shares her perspective on building a great relationship with the leaders she supports, interacting with the community and how important it is to find the right role for each person in the office.

A little about Debbie:

Debbie Brannam began working at Del Oro High School in December 1989 as the receptionist; in 1991  she became the secretary to the Assistant Principal’s until she transitioned to her new role as Principals Secretary in 1995. In her role as the Principal’s Secretary, Debbie has had the chance to support three different principals, taken on responsibilities as the ASB financial secretary and has been a part of CADA.

Debbie has been married for forty years to Chuck Brannam and they have one daughter Rachel who graduated from Del Oro in 1999.  Rachel is married to Ryan and they have blessed them with three amazing grandchildren Savanna, Rocco, and Brixton.  Debbie will be retiring from Del Oro in June after 27 ½ years.  She looks forward to travelling across the great US of A and spending time with her grandchildren, volunteering at local schools, gardening, and relaxing.

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