Message from the Superintendent: October 2015

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Here in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), the first days of October fell during our Anti-Bullying Week. Schools from across the district held events, rallies, and special themed days centered on ending this issue that affects every school and community in our nation. The week culminated with […]

Message from the Superintendent: September 2015

Having a vision for what you want to achieve is the starting point for any successful plan. From that vision, you develop core beliefs. Genuine core beliefs will then guide your actions (what you do) and your attitude (how you do it). And it’s your actions and attitude that ultimately determine outcomes. We’ve adopted that […]

Message from the Superintendent: August 2015

I would like to start this month’s message by thanking our many stakeholders for the role they played in an outstanding start to the school year. From standard first week of school concerns, like bus assignments and student enrollment, to issues beyond our control, like the weather, I appreciate your patience, professionalism, and poise during […]

Message from the Superintendent: May 2015

It is an honor and privilege to serve as superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). This district has played such a prominent role in my life. Nearly 30 years ago I discovered my passion for public education as a JPPSS teacher. Over the past three decades, I’ve been fortunate enough to serve […]

Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph’s Special Message to JPPSS Educators for Teacher Appreciation Week

Message from the Acting Superintendent: March 2015

With the first blooms of the season just around the corner, this time of year offers a wide variety of school-related activities, from spring sports to statewide testing. As many of you know, JPPSS and school districts across our state and country kicked off state testing on March 16. Over the course of the next few weeks, […]

Message from the Acting Superintendent: February 2015

Twenty-six years ago, I started my teaching career in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) as a junior high school mathematics teacher at Henry Ford. After thirteen years in the classroom, I became the district’s secondary mathematics consultant in 2008, before being promoted to the position of network executive director in 2012. Most recently, […]

Message from the Superintendent: January 2015

As many of you know, I will retire from the Jefferson Parish Public School System effective January 31, 2015. In this last message to the community, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on my past three years as superintendent and to say thank you to all those of who have worked so hard […]

Message from the Superintendent: December 2014      

Earlier this month, the Jefferson Parish Public School System announced that its total enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year stands at more than 48,000 students – an increase of close to 1,500 compared to last year. This means that since the 2009-2010 school year, the district has increased its enrollment by more than 3,000 students. […]

Message from the Superintendent: November 2014

More than three years ago, when I first became Superintendent of Jefferson Parish Public Schools, I spoke to our principals about challenging ourselves to raise the bar on academic performance, strongly believing that we could begin laying the foundation to realize the district’s goal of having all schools graded “A” or “B” within five years. […]