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. […]

Message from the Superintendent: October 2014

On October 21, the Louisiana Department of Education released school and district performance scores for the 2013-14 school year. I’m so proud to share with you that the results demonstrate another year of academic growth for the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), and I hope you will join us celebrating the accomplishments of our […]

Message from the Superintendent: September 2014

I want to thank all of our students, families, teachers, and staff members for ensuring that the 2014-2015 school year got off to a smooth and successful start. District leaders, including board members, were excited to visit several schools to help kick off a new year, and I was so pleased to see the energy […]

Message from the Superintendent: August 2014

Welcome to a new school year in Jefferson Parish. With nearly 47,000 students, Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is the largest school system in Louisiana and is recognized as one of the most improved school systems. Our entire system including the Board, teachers, principals and staff are dedicated to the needs of our students […]

Message from the Superintendent: May 2014

As we get closer to finishing out another successful school year, I want to take a moment to call your attention to an updated status report on the Jefferson Parish Public Schools released by GCR, Inc. that recognizes the continued success of the school system over the past few years. The report, which was prepared […]

Appreciating Our Jefferson Parish Teachers

Dear JPPSS Community, As many of you know, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, a special time to celebrate our teachers for the work they do every day on behalf of students. I am so thankful to our Jefferson Parish teachers for all that they do to ensure our students are learning at the highest levels. […]

Message from the Superintendent: April 2014

Our work at the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has always centered on the key tenets of setting high expectations for all students and ensuring that we are meeting the needs of every child. Research consistently demonstrates that having high expectations for students is a powerful influence on student performance and leads to higher […]