Louisiana State Superintendent of Education to speak at The Arc Caddo-Bossier’s Leadership Appreciation Breakfast

Date: Friday, September 16, 2022 

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 

Location: 351 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 

Purpose: Recognizing The Arc Caddo-Bossier Board of Directors, Foundation Trustees, and state and local leaders for  their work in support of people with disabilities in our community.  

Featured Speakers:  

• Dr. Susannah Walker, Parent of Cecelia Walker, Participant and Volunteer at The Arc Caddo-Bossier’s GREAT  Program 

• Dr. Cade Brumley, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education 

The Arc Caddo-Bossier is excited to announce that Dr. Cade Brumley, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education, will  serve as the keynote speaker for the organization’s annual Leadership Breakfast, to be held Friday, September 16, 2022.  Dr. Brumley has served as Louisiana’s Superintendent of Education since May 2020. Prior to his entrance into state-level  education, Dr. Brumley served as the Superintendent for both DeSoto Parish Schools and Jefferson Parish Schools. He  received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, a Masters of  Education in School Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and a Doctorate of Education in  School Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. 

In his 2+ years at the Louisiana Department of Education, Dr. Cade Brumley has led a number of efforts to improve  educational opportunities in our state. These efforts include: the reading-focused “Louisiana Literacy” initiative, the  “Fast Forward” initiative, which gives high school students the chance to pursue career opportunities and/or college  credits while working towards their diploma; and the Models of Excellence program, which celebrates examples of  excellence among Louisiana’s schools and school systems. 

Dr. Brumley’s leadership has proved strong in the face of adversity, particularly in the last couple of years. Under his  leadership, Louisiana produced the country’s “3rd most aggressive return to school plan” (American Enterprise Institute)  following COVID-19 shutdowns. Additionally, he started the “Louisiana Comeback” campaign to “recover learning loss” (LDOE) created not only by COVID-19, but some of the largest hurricanes in our state’s history. As an organization whose  founding program, Goldman School and Child Development Center, started for the purpose of building educational  opportunities for those who had none, we are so honored to welcome Dr. Cade Brumley to The Arc Caddo-Bossier! 

Dr. Brumley’s Full Bio: https://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/about-us/meet-the-department-of-education About The Arc Caddo-Bossier: 

The Arc Caddo-Bossier is a private, non-profit organization that provides an array of services and supportive programs  for infants, children, and adults with disabilities and their families. The mission of The Arc Caddo-Bossier is “building  unlimited opportunities for people with disabilities.” Learn more by visiting www.thearccaddobossier.org.  

Mission Statement: Building Unlimited Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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