Whitney is a Marketing Assistant with a financial education firm specializing in “new media.” She is also a very recent graduate of the Manship School of Mass Communication with a degree in Political Communication and minor in Business Administration.
Whitney served as the press secretary for the S.O.S.-Save Our Schools campaign comprised of students fighting to eliminate the proposed budget cuts to higher education. S.O.S. utilized blogging and social networking sites to expand its message to colleges, universities and the community. Her past work experiences also include managing “new media” accounts for political candidates.
While a student at LSU, Whitney remained active in Student Government, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and the Leadership LSU Class of 2009. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys volunteering with local organizations, studying the world of politics and watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her future plans include obtaining a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a juris doctorate.
Whitney is a life-long resident of Baton Rouge and graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School in 2005.
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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