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Donald G. Hoppe, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Donald G. Hoppe, Psy.D., is a licenced psychologist who has practiced clinical and forensic psychology in Baton Rouge for 30 years. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New Orleans, and completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Baylor University, an Internship at Johns Hopkins, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.

Dr. Hoppe has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. He has given numerous presentations on bullying, cyber-bullying and bullying prevention to parent groups, churches, and public private and parochial schools including the East Baton Rouge Parish Guidance Counselors.

Dr. Hoppe’s national presentations include a workshop on preventing Religious Bullying at the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association; and LGBT bullying, at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual meeting.

He has been qualified as an expert in family, civil, and criminal courts in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

Dr.Hoppe is listed in the National Directory of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Louisiana Psychological Association, and is a past-president of the Baton Rouge Area Society of Psychologists.

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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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