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Deborah Broach

Deborah is the Marketing Director for the Broach School. The school was started by her sister, Dr. Tommie Broach, in 1973 to meet the ever-increasing need for quality individual instruction. The Broach School is a nonprofit school with five campus locations in the Jacksonville area. It offers programs that range from traditional academics to programs for children with mild to severe disabilities. Deborah oversees marketing, fundraising efforts, volunteers, photography and enrollments for the school. From 2000 to 2010, prior to taking her position with the Broach School, Deborah owned and operated Signature Studio, a wedding and portrait studio in Jacksonville. Deborah and her husband taught professional photographers at their studio and across the United States, Europe & Canada. Her expertise in teaching is in Marketing, Photoshop and Corel Painter. Deborah has authored two books published by Amherst Media and her work has also been published in Rangefinder magazine. Deborah has her Masters in photography from WPPI, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, is a PPA, Professional Photographers of America, Craftsman and has her Art Tech Degree from FPP. In 2006 Deborah received, along with her husband, the United Nations Leadership Award from the International Photographic Council.
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What About Me

What About Me?

Something is not right, even though friends and family tell you, “Don’t worry, he will grow out of it…it’s just a stage.” You are not so sure. You don’t sleep because you know in your heart something is different about him. You are glued to the internet to find out everything and anything that will help you help your child. You try so hard but nothing seems to help and so you call the doctor. You pray that the doctor will tell you that there is nothing to worry about and that you just have “new parent nerves”, but that voice inside tells you there is something different about your child.  

You have just been told that your child has a “special need”. What does that mean and how will that affect him. So much new information that your brain can’t keep up with your racing heart, but then a calm sense of relief comes over you. Relief that a least you have a diagnosis and have a direction on how to help your child. And then the life long journey begins.



How Does ADHD Affect Your Child in the Classroom


How does a diagnosis of ADHD affect your child’s education? All children are hyper at times and distracted, unable to focus, but children with ADHD are not just being rambunctious kids.

“Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity.” - See more at:

Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Words That Sting, a Form of Bullying


"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." This old English Nursery Rhyme isn't really true, because name calling and words can hurt and sting for a lifetime.

Has your child been made fun of or been bullied because they are different.  Names like stupid, slow, retarded, idiot, and "simpled minded" are examples of words that are cruel and hard for a child to overcome. Children living with disabilities, whether learning, intellectual, social, emotional or physical disabilities may have experienced this form of bullying and for some the scars can last a lifetime.

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