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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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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m. (Taping Tuesday, October 25)

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

• Guest Host: Patricia Smith / Assistant to Dean of Political Science Dept., Southern University

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