Discovery Days

  • Dr. Brumley with a student Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley invites the community to join him for coffee as part of a larger plan to understand the district from as many viewpoints as possible. Discovery Days are a way for Dr. Brumley to stay connected with the communities he serves as superintendent of the largest school system in Louisiana. Each Discovery Day begins with a community coffee chat from 8 to 9 a.m.

    “Something we hear time and time again from the community during our coffee chats is how much our families value this open line of communication,” said Dr. Brumley. “Not only do I value the opinions of our community, but we need everyone’s input to achieve our goal of improving outcomes for all students. This work is too big and too important to do alone.”

    The coffee chats begin days Dr. Brumley will spend at a different school getting to know students, educators, and families. Schools are drawn at random by each board member. Each Discovery Day begins with coffee, followed by a learning-walk around the school, a meeting with that school’s principal, a meeting with faculty after school, and meetings with families and community members.

    Community members are invited to the coffee chats to share their thoughts on five questions:

    1. What are our strengths?
    2. What are our challenges?
    3. What should we start doing?
    4. What should we stop doing?
    5. What is possible?

  • "This work is too big and too important to do alone." - JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley


2019-20 Coffee Chats & Town Halls

  • We will select the locations for our 2019-20 Discovery Days coffee chats and town halls soon. Check back to see when you can join Dr. Brumley for a conversation.