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Jefferson Parish School Board Appoints Isaac Joseph as Next Superintendent of Schools

Isaac1The Jefferson Parish School Board today announced the appointment of Isaac Joseph as the next superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS).

The announcement was made during a special meeting of the board. Joseph will succeed James Meza, Jr. who retired from JPPSS at the end of his contract on January 30, 2015.

Joseph’s career in JPPSS spans 29 years and includes leadership roles in the classroom, as a school administrator, and in various executive level positions in the central office. Joseph has served as the system’s executive director of grants and federal programs since 2012. His other roles include assistant superintendent of human resources (January 2009 – July 2012), assistant superintendent of federal programs (July 2003 – January 2009), director of Title I programs (July 1998 – June 2003) principal (July 1993 – June 1998), dean of student services (February 1990 – July 1993), and teacher (August 1986 – January 1990).

Joseph plans to improve the academic focus and support given to schools, provide increased fiscal transparency, enhance school facilities, and do more to engage parents and the community. He believes a superintendent should be an excellent communicator, a trait he’s demonstrated throughout his career whether it be with teachers, students, parents, administrators, executive staff, board members, or other community stakeholders.