Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: May 18

This is the fifth 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.

Dr. Brumley passed the 50-day mark this week in his 100-day plan. This week included a number of engaging events, including a lunch with 10 JPPSS teachers. Dr. Brumley randomly selected 10 educators to join him for a teacher appreciation lunch at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The lunch was sponsored by the Jefferson Business Council. Smoothie King, Curriculum Associates, and Chick-fil-A provided gifts for the teachers. Building positive relationships with employees is 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.

  • Took 10 randomly selected JPPSS teachers to lunch for Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Attended graduation ceremonies for Haynes Academy, Thomas Jefferson High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, East Jefferson High, and Grace King High
  • Held Discovery Days at Adams Middle and Strehle Elementary. 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
  • Held a Twitter chat for JPPSS students and recent graduates to share their viewpoints on their schools and the district
  • Attended the Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Enrichment Camp Awards Ceremony
  • Attended the JPPSS valedictorian-salutatorian celebration dinner
  • Addressed the Republican Women’s Club of Jefferson
  • Appeared on the WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News to update the public on the progress of his 100-day plan and share the positive stories taking place in JPPSS
  • Conducted an interview with New Orleans CityBusiness about the upcoming school year
  • Met with leaders from Oschner and the Jefferson Federation of Teachers