Dr. Brumley & West Jefferson High’s Ashleigh Laws Talk Teacher Excellence on WYES

“Why do we want to limit ourselves to the southeastern average? Let’s be above average…We need to pay teachers like the professionals they are.”

Dr. Brumley offered insight on teacher pay and other ways we can retain and attract the best educators in Jefferson Parish during a live community forum on WYES. Dr. Brumley is joined education experts from across the region for Teaching for Excellence: A WYES Community Forum, a live broadcast on Channel 12 and

A panel of education leaders, moderated by WYES Community Projects Producer Marcia Kavanaugh, talked about solutions to the teacher shortage and incentives to education careers in Louisiana. Other topics ranged from early childhood education to teacher pay to the quest for more teachers of color in the classroom. West Jefferson High sophomore Ashleigh Laws also participated in the forum. Laws shared her views on what characteristics make an excellent teacher.