Leonard “Len” E. Pauley III is the parent of Lake Charles student Hannah Pauley who took her life after being bullied. He has started a non-profit corporation in the name of his daughter called The Hannah Pauley Foundation and hopes to offer children counseling so that further tragedies can be avoided.
Mr. Pauley has given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations on the topic of bullying. He also travels around the state to speak at schools.
Mr. Pauley is a Real Estate Appraiser based in the city of Lake Charles serving all of Calcasieu Parish since 2003. He received his high school diploma from St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles and played two years of college baseball for Hill Junior College in Hillsboro, Texas. His love of the outdoors led him to a career as a hunting and fishing guide in the Calcasieu/Cameron Parish area for eleven years. He then joined as a real estate appraiser in his family’s company that has been in business since 1941. He is a fifth generation real estate appraiser.
He is married to Christie Pauley (formerly Christie Rodriquez). They have three sons, Justin, Jordan, and Devon, and two daughters, Haleigh and Elle Jolie.
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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