The Jefferson Parish School Board selected DeSoto Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley as the next superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System.
The 9-0 vote came during a special session meeting tonight in which Dr. Brumley gave a public presentation and answered questions from the public and the school board. The unanimous board decision is pending a successful negotiation of Dr. Brumley’s contract.
Dr. Brumley has served as DeSoto Parish superintendent since 2012. His district has scored an A on its state report card the past two years. After being ranked 49th in the state in 2010, DeSoto is now ranked 9th among all Louisiana public school systems. DeSoto has the largest ACT growth in the state during Dr. Brumley’s time as superintendent. It’s also a top ten district in the state for improving special education and minority academic outcomes. Gifted and talented student identification has increased by over 100% and out-of-school suspensions have dropped by 48%. Dr. Brumey also launched the Imagination Library, which provides a book per month for every DeSoto child from birth until five-years-old.
Dr. Brumely has served as assistant superintendent of DeSoto Parish Schools, a principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach in Sabine Parish, and a teacher in Caddo Parish. He earned his Doctor of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, Master of Education from LSU-Shreveport, and Bachelors of Science from Northwestern State University.
Lale Geer will continue to serve as acting superintendent until Dr. Brumley beings. Isaac Joseph retired as JPPSS Superintendent on February 28.