• Communications

    The communications department of Jefferson Parish Schools is dedicated to delivering clear, timely, consistent, and engaging communications that educate and inform JP Schools employees, parents, and the overall community about the district’s efforts to provide every child in Jefferson Parish with the education they deserve to succeed in life and make our world a better place. The communications team oversees internal and external communications for JP Schools, including media and press, online communications, and video production.

    • To learn more about our services and programs, click here.
    • If you have an upcoming school event or a story you think would be of interest to our team, click here to request the communications team for your event. 
    • To view our most recent press releases, click here

    For general questions, please email us at communications@jpschools.org.

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Chief of Staff

  • Mary K. Garton is the Chief of Staff for Jefferson Parish Schools. Mary has significant experience in education and education leadership. She has worked in Louisiana public school systems for over 20 years and has an additional ten years of non-profit leadership experience. Mary was a middle school teacher in Jefferson Parish and other Louisiana public school systems and previously served Jefferson Parish Schools as Chief of Staff and Chief Human Capital Officer. She recently served in senior central leadership roles at NOLA Public Schools. Mary is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the University of New Orleans, with a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction and Mathematics. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate in Executive Leadership Program at the University of Holy Cross. 


  • Jefferson Parish Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Blvd.
    Harvey, LA 70058