Dr. Brumley Joins Live WYES Community Forum on Doing More For Teachers

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is joining education experts from across the region for a televised panel discussion on how to improve support for our teachers.

WYES-TV presents Teaching for Excellence: A WYES Community Forum, a live broadcast on Channel 12 and on Thursday, October 25 from 7 to 8 p.m.

A panel of education leaders, moderated by WYES Community Projects Producer Marcia Kavanaugh, talks about solutions to the teacher shortage and incentives to education careers in Louisiana. Other topics range from early childhood education to teacher pay to the quest for more teachers of color in the classroom.

Along with Dr. Brumley, panel members include:

  • Paula Summers Calderon, Dean, College of Education, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Patrick Dobard, CEO, New Schools for New Orleans
  • Kimberly Eckert, 2018 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year

The program will also share stories highlighting changes in university education programs to graduate certified teachers, initiatives to recruit mid-career professionals to convert to teaching, a pilot program to grow teachers from within the ranks of high school students, and the fostering of out-of-school programs that serve a critical role in teaching students beyond the classroom.

Teaching for Excellence is co-produced by Kavanaugh and veteran New Orleans television journalist Paula Pendarvis.

For over 60 years, WYES has worked to inform, teach, illuminate, entertain and inspire our entire community. It is the oldest public television station serving southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 12th oldest in the nation, and the most utilized nonprofit organization in our two states with as many as a half-million people using our broadcasts, outreach activities and website each week. We are proud to be part of the nation’s largest classroom, the largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. For more information, call (504) 486-5511 or visit