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Message from the Superintendent: 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 the Superintendent: 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 the Superintendent: 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 the Superintendent: 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 the Superintendent: 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 […]

Message from the Superintendent: January 2018

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is a district of choice that prepares students for life after graduation. For proof, look no further than our plans for February. Parents can learn about the many school choice options available for their children during our magnet and academic programs showcase events. JPPSS is also partnering with area […]

Message from the Superintendent: December 2017

The Louisiana Department of Education released its 2016-17 District and School Performance Scores recently, and the results highlight numerous improvements throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Chateau Estates School and Schneckenburger Elementary are the two newest A-rated schools in JPPSS. They join eleven other schools for a total of 13 A-rated schools in our […]

Message from the Superintendent: November 2017

There is a very important election for our students on November 18. Our students must get an education that will allow them to compete for the best colleges and jobs after graduation. The administration and school board are committed to that goal. But for our students to compete for the best opportunities, our schools must […]

Message from the Superintendent: October 2017

At the heart of a strong community, you’ll find a strong public school system. I’ve always felt that the success of our Parish goes hand in hand with the success of Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Better schools increase property values, attract higher paying jobs, lower crime, and help develop young people ready to contribute as […]

Message from the Superintendent: September 2017

We’ve all felt the life changing impact of a teacher. Arguably the most important factor in the quality of your child’s education is the quality of their teacher. We want the best for your child. Jefferson Parish, like school systems nationwide, must compete with surrounding district’s for the best and brightest educators. Attracting highly qualified […]