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Lale L. Geer Named Interim Superintendent, JPSB Announces Plans to Select Next Superintendent

The Jefferson Parish School Board appointed an interim superintendent and made plans to select the district’s next leader during their June 3 meeting.

Chief Operations Officer Lale L. Geer was named interim superintendent. This is the second time Geer will serve the district in that role. He was also interim superintendent in the spring of 2018. Geer will begin leading the district June 8, which is when current superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley starts as the new Louisiana State Superintendent. Dr. Brumley’s final day with the district is June 5. He became JP Schools Superintendent in March 2018.

School board members also voted to begin the selection process for a new superintendent. Applications will be made available the week of June 8 at jpschools.org and at the JP Schools Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. Application packets must be hand delivered or postmarked to the JP Schools Administration Building in Harvey by June 24.

School Board President Tiffany Kuhn also requested that the district conduct a stakeholder survey that asks the community what they want to see in a new superintendent.

As Chief Operations Officer, Geer oversees all operations management and planning within JP Schools. This includes the district’s emergency management, facilities and maintenance, food services, technology, and transportation departments. Geer began his career with the district in 1990, and has served as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school dean, elementary principal, high school principal, director of transportation, assistant superintendent of operations, and interim superintendent. Geer was also the interim superintendent in the spring of 2018 during the superintendent transition from Isaac Joseph to Dr. Brumley. He has a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of New Orleans.