Dr. Cade Brumley
Dr. Cade Brumley is a product of public education who has invested his entire professional career into improving the lives of Louisiana children. Dr. Brumley has served students as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, district leader, and superintendent.
Dr. Brumley was unanimously appointed superintendent of Jefferson Parish Schools in March 2018. Under his steady leadership, the largest school system in Louisiana earned its first increase in four years on its 2019 state report card. JP Schools also led the state in Advanced Placement growth and outpaced the state’s gains on the number of students earning Mastery. This type of progress contributed to student enrollment in JP Schools exceeding 50,000 for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.
In February of 2019, Dr. Brumley released 2024: The Future Our Students Deserve. This bold and ambitious strategic plan set a progressive course for the largest school system in Louisiana, its 50,000 students, and its 7,000 employees.
Dr. Brumley personally made over 60 public presentations in the Spring 2019 push to inform the public about the need for competitive teacher and support staff pay. The associated pay raise millage passed with an unheard of 72% of the vote in Jefferson Parish, giving JP Schools educators their first raise in over a decade.
Dr. Brumley led JP Schools in adopting a standardized district-wide curriculum, which provides all students with access to high level materials. He also created a Transformation Network to provide extra support and resources for our highest-need schools as part of an equity agenda, securing additional funding for these students and educators.
Prior to joining JP Schools, Dr. Brumley served six years as DeSoto Parish Schools Superintendent in Northwest Louisiana. During his time in DeSoto, results greatly improved and the system now ranks as one of Louisiana's top ten districts for student academic achievement, an increase from 49th when he was named superintendent. DeSoto also earned its first "A" rating from the Louisiana Department of Education under his leadership. Dr. Brumley also served as the President of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, representing the interests of all Louisiana school systems at the state level.
Dr. Brumley holds a Bachelors of Science in Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, a Masters of Education in School Administration from Louisiana State University - Shreveport, and a Doctorate of Education in School Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has served as adjunct instructor at multiple universities and has supported numerous non-profit organizations in the areas of organizational leadership. He has completed several post-doctorate fellowships centered around urban education in America.
An avid marathoner, Dr. Brumley has raised in excess of $25,000 through running for organizations such as St. Jude's, Wounded Warrior Project, and the ALS Association. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in outdoor pursuits, visiting with friends, spending time at church, and going to movies.
Dr. Brumley frequently reminds us all that, "the best is yet to come for Jefferson Parish Schools.”
You can keep up with Dr. Brumley on Twitter at @cadebrumley.