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Dr. Lottie Beebe
BESE District 3 Representative

A member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), Dr. Lottie P. Beebe is also superintendent-elect of the St. Martin Parish School System. She received her doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Southeastern University Consortium.

She is an educator within the St. Martin Parish School District and has served in various roles during her 28 years in education. She has served as a regular and special education teacher, assistant principal, principal, personnel supervisor, and director of human resources. She also taught for 6.5 years in St. Landry Parish prior to her election as a school board member. She served for eight years as a District 5 board member in St. Landry prior to her appointment as an assistant principal at Cecilia High School in St. Martin Parish. Upon fulfilling two four-year terms as a St. Landry Parish School Board member, Dr. Beebe decided she would not seek a third term. She then focused on her administrative responsibilities while pursuing additional certifications and degrees. She is a member of the Louisiana Association of School Executives.

Dr. Beebe was recently honored as a recipient of the President's Award from the Louisiana Association of Educators.

Dr. Beebe currently resides within Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish.

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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