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Dr. Cade Brumley

Louisiana State Superintendent
of Education

Dr. Cade Brumley was appointed the Louisiana State Superintendent of Education in June 2020. Dr. Brumley has invested his entire professional career into improving the lives of Louisiana students, serving as a teacher, coach, principal, assistant principal, district leader, and superintendent.

As State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Brumley has:

  • Led statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts, resulting in the 3rd most aggressive return to school plan in the United States, according to the American Enterprise Institute;
  • Supported recovery efforts in the aftermath of the 2nd & 3rd largest hurricanes in Louisiana history.
  • Continuously championed, alongside advocates, for early childhood education, including expansion of quality seats for families regardless of income;
  • Launched the “Louisiana Literacy” initiative, providing system leaders, educators, and families with innovative tools and resources to support children on a statewide push for a reading revival;
  • Developed the “Fast Forward” initiative, shifting the high school experience by allowing students to graduate high school while simultaneously earning career credentials, a full apprenticeship, an associates degree, or a coherent set of courses leading to a four-year degree;
  • Expanded school choice options for parents by growing the charter school portfolio as well as supporting increased funding for the Louisiana Scholarship Program;
  • Created the “Louisiana Comeback” campaign, a coordinated, statewide effort to recover learning loss caused by COVID-19 and catastrophic hurricanes;
  • Established the Models of Excellence program to honor systems, schools, and educators for being exemplars of effective educational practices.

Prior to joining the Louisiana Department of Education, Dr. Brumley served as Superintendent of Jefferson Parish Schools, the largest school system in the state with more than 51,000 students. Under his leadership, Jefferson Parish Schools:

  • Earned its first increase in four years on its 2019 state report card;
  • Led the state in Advanced Placement growth;
  • Outpaced the state’s gains on the number of students earning Mastery on state assessments;
  • Provided local educators with their first raise in over a decade;
  • Adopted standardized district-wide curriculum;
  • Created a Transformation Network to provide extra support and resources to high-need schools.


Dr. Brumley also served as DeSoto Parish Schools Superintendent for six years. During his time in DeSoto Parish,
the schools:

  • Moved from 49th in student academic achievement to 9th;
  • Had the largest ACT growth rate in Louisiana;
  • Was named a top top ten district in the state of Louisiana for improving minority academic outcomes;
  • Were deemed a top ten district in the state of Louisiana for improving special education academic  outcomes;
  • Achieved a final cohort graduation rate of 95%, up from 67.8% in 2009 and 79.2% in 2012;
  • Advanced to an “A” rated district in 2016 and 2017;
  • Increased in gifted and talented identification by over 100%.


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 also completed several postdoctoral fellowships focused on improving student outcomes in urban environments as well as served as an adjunct instructor at multiple universities.

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.

Follow Dr. Brumley on Twitter at @cadebrumley.

 
Dr. Cade Brumley's 100 Day Report

 

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S GUIDING ESSA PRINCIPLES

Vision

All students can achieve high expectations regardless of their background, family income or zip code.

Critical Goals

  1. Students enter kindergarten ready
  2. Students will achieve mastery level on third grade assessments and enter fourth grade prepared for grade-level content
  3. Students will achieve mastery level on eighth grade assessments and enter ninth grade prepared for grade-level content
  4. Students will graduate on time
  5. Graduates will graduate with a college and/or career credential
  6. Graduate eligible for a TOPS reward

Mission

Ensure every Louisiana student is on track to a college degree or a professional career.

100 Day Plan Weekly Updates

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Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update September 11, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update September 4, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update August 28, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update August 21, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update: August 14, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update: August 7, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan: 50 Day Report Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update July 24, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update July 17, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update July 9, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update July 2, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update: June 26, 2020 Download
Dr. Brumley's 100 Day Plan Weekly Update: June 19, 2020 Download

 

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