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|Gov. Jindal appoints Brown to education authority|
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently announced the appointment of Dorothy W. Brown of Winnsboro, to the Louisiana Educational Television Authority.
The Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA) serves to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Louisiana by providing informative, educational and cultural programming.
"I feel honored to receive this appointment by the governor," Brown said. "I look forward to working with local boards to improve the quality of television programming. We have a cross-section of good people and I look forward to working with local boards to improve the quality of television.
According to the statute, the superintendent of education serves as an ex-officio member and the LETA board is comprised of 21 members and two honorary members.
Brown received her appointment by the governor through nominations submitted by the board of directors of the Louisiana School Board Association (LSBA). She serves on that board representing the Fifth Congressional District of the LSBA.
To fulfill her duties as a LETA board member, Brown will travel to Baton Rouge for monthly meetings to discuss television programming to decide what is best for the citizens and the children of Louisiana.
"We're extremely proud of her," said Supt. Lanny Johnson. "She has the experience and the knowledge to do a great job."
Brown is a native of Winnsboro where she serves as the vice-president of the Franklin Parish School Board. She has represented District 7 for the past eight years. Brown is retired principal and retired classroom teacher with 38 years of experience. She also serves as member of the Louisiana Retired Teachers board and the Louisiana School Board of Directors.
Brown is married to Eli Brown Jr. The couple have three children: Eli Brown, Selwyn Brown and Karol Brown and six grandchildren. She is a member of True Light Baptist Church in Winnsboro.
In the photo: Dorothy W. Brown raises her hand as she is sworn in as a new member of the Louisana Educational Television Authority by Stephen Hawkland, attorney with the Louisiana Secretary of State's office. Brown was recently selected by Gov. Bobby Jindal for the board, which works to improve the educational and cultural value of television programming in the state.