Message from Dr. Brumley: December 2018

The holiday season is about giving. Our school system has been fortunate to benefit from the generosity of many different community leaders and organization One of our most cherished community partners is Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club. Over the years they have literally poured millions worth of time, services, and rewards into encouraging our youngest students […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: November 2018

The Louisiana Department of Education released district and school performance scores recently, and the results highlight what we already knew. We have schools and programs doing well, and we have others that need drastic improvement. As a district, the Jefferson Parish Public School System was assigned a letter grade of “C.” Our district performance score […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: October 2018

The Louisiana Department of Education will release school report cards in November. This is an opportunity to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of your child’s school. It also gives us, as educators, an opportunity to see the areas where we need to continue good work as well as specific areas of our performance that […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: September 2018

There is a famous quote that says, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” We’re undergoing a big change right now in our classrooms, because we must improve academic outcomes for all kids. We need your help to get there. You may have noticed a change […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: “School closure decisions…never easy”

Jefferson Parish Schools Family, I hope this finds you well. Thankfully, we were spared fromTropical Storm (TS) Gordon, realizing our neighbors in Mississippi are experiencing the brunt of impact and aftermath. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, we lost two days of instruction this week as our schools were closed on both […]

Message from the Dr. Brumley: August 2018

When your child returned on the first day of school, chances are they were welcomed by a high-quality, certified teacher. That’s because we cut teacher vacancies by more than half to start the school year. We had 39 teacher vacancies on the first day of school, and that number is falling every day. Last school […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: July 2018

We Love. We Learn. We Lead. As our school year kicks off, those simple words provide us with a powerful compass for Jefferson Parish Public Schools. If we accept those words as a call to action, we will strengthen the possibilities for our system’s success. We Love. It’s important that we love one another. Yes, […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: June 2018

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Family, Believe it or not, summer is one of the busiest times of the year for school systems. That is especially true this summer as our educators are back in the classrooms – but this time as students. Across the parish, our educators are modeling a growth mind-set and preparing to […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: May 2018

Jefferson Parish Schools Family, I hope this letter finds you well. I am well into my second month as your superintendent and have focused on the execution of our 100-day entry plan called, Love to Learn; Learn to Lead. This induction strategy has been super helpful in learning about system strengths and opportunities for improvement […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: April 2018

It is a great honor to pen this first newsletter message as Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent. Although I’ve only been “on the job” for a few weeks, I’ve already been blessed by the graciousness of the people and enriched by the warmth of the culture. I look forward to further immersing myself into […]