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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 […]

Message from the Superintendent: Summer 2017

When our school board voted to alter the kindergarten uniform policy, we used numerous “channels” of communication to share this news with parents. For starters, that board meeting streamed live on our website and aired on our public access channel. A news article was then posted to our website and a release was sent to […]

Message from the Superintendent: May 2017

What makes a good teacher… What are the qualities needed to transform a classroom into a home and a school community into a family… Teacher Appreciation Week is May first through fifth. We honor teachers and celebrate the lasting contribution they make to all our lives. Thank you to all of our educators! You make […]

Message from the Superintendent: April 2017

I attended the annual Governor’s West Bank Luncheon with a special guest recently. Mark Breecher is a senior at Fisher Middle-High and our half-day career technical school, Cuillier Career Center. Governor John Bel Edwards was the keynote speaker. As Gov. Edwards spoke about ways to move our parish forward, I though about how fitting it […]

Message from the Superintendent: March 2017

As adults, we’ve learned that life is full of important “tests.” Whether it’s a job interview or a presentation to a prospective client, life is packed with these focal moments. If you want to get that job, land that client, or make a good first impression, it takes preparation and focus. Preparation and focus are […]