Ken Bradford Assistant Superintendent, Office of Content; Louisiana Department of Education
As Assistant Superintendent for Louisiana Department of Education’s Office of Content, Ken Bradford assists with implementation of the Louisiana Virtual School, Curricular Resources, Standards, the Course Choice Program, and Career and Technical Education. Bradford has held several roles with the Department of Education since 2002 including program administrator, assistant director and state director. He is a lifelong educator who taught high school Social Studies at Istrouma Senior High in East Baton Rouge Parish for seven years. Bradford also served as an active duty enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army 5th Infantry Division and in the Louisiana National Guard 239th MP Company. Bradford has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology from Louisiana State University.
What are the programs and initiatives helping our veterans successfully transition to civilian life?
Since 2001, 2.6 million service men and women have been deployed to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-six percent of Louisiana’s veterans fought in these conflicts. The needs for these veterans are plentiful including securing employment and housing, and dealing with the mental rigors of transitioning from military back to civilian life.
Louisiana Public Square explores the unique programs and initiatives that are helping our state’s younger veterans successfully overcome these challenges on “Louisiana Veterans Back Home” Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Thursday, October 18.)
Veterans Coming Home is a collaborative, multi-platform public media project between Wisconsin Public Television and Kindling Group in partnership with local stations and other national organizations. Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.