Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: May 11

This is the fourth in a weekly series updating the public on the progress of Dr. Cade Brumley’s 100-day entry plan. To view his complete plan, click here. To view a table outlining his progress to date, click here.

One of the ways Dr. Brumley celebrated educators for Teacher Appreciation Week was by spending a lion’s share of his time in our schools thanking them face-to-face. Dr. Brumley held Discovery Days this week at Riviere Elementary, Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary, and Gretna Middle. These day-long events include learning walks around the school and into classrooms as well as a meeting with the faculty. These engaging sessions with teachers are part of the strategies outlined in his plan, Love to Learn; Learn to Lead: A 100-Day Investment for a Stronger JPPSS.


Here is what Dr. Brumley was up to this week as he works towards completing his plan and helping build a strong foundation for the future of our students.

  • Held Discovery Days at Riviere Elementary, Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary, and Gretna Middle. Discovery Days include a coffee chat at a nearby establishment in the morning, a one-on-one conversation with that district’s board member, a learning walk around the school, a one-on-one conversation with the principal, lunch with students, a faculty meeting, and a community town hall that evening. Discovery Days are still scheduled for Adams Middle (5/14), and Strehle Elementary (5/15). Click here for the full schedule and to learn more about Discovery Days.
  • Interviewed for a redesign grant for a Transformation Zone that will provide extra support and resources for our highest-need schools as part of an equity agenda
  • Met with a language acquisition specialist from the Louisiana Department of Education
  • Attended the ESL awards program at Grace King High and the Grace King High “Senior Walk” at Meisler Middle
  • Attended the Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony and Reception and the JDFS fundraiser
  • Attended the Brown Foundation meet and greet
  • Attended the Bureau of Governmental Research 2018 Excellence in Government Research ceremony where JPPSS Career and Technical Education Coordinator Lucy Lejeune was recognized
  • Attended the dedication ceremony for Ray St. Pierre Academy for Advanced Studies (formerly Marrero Academy)
  • Met with the SEIU
  • Scheduled his first Twitter chat for Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.