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Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste

District 4

Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste represents District 4 as an interim appointee through March, 2023 because of the resignation of the elected member.  His area for representation includes citizens of lower-coast Algiers, the French Quarter and the Bywater neighborhoods of the city.  A 47-year career educator, Dr. Batiste has served with distinction in public education as a classroom teacher, speech pathologist, elementary school assistant principal, an award-winning elementary and high school principal, having been named Louisiana Best High School Principal in 1998.  It was that honor that catapulted his rise to central office administration, where he was among the first cabinet members to serve under the first non-traditional chief executive officer of the district as the executive director for curriculum, instruction and educational support programs for the New Orleans Public Schools, where he amassed 28 years of his 41-year K-12 career.  Immediately following that assignment, Dr. Batiste moved to Illinois, where he served concomitantly as the associate superintendent for teaching and learning, and deputy superintendent of schools in Waukegan, Illinois.  After a two-year stint in this role, he was named superintendent of schools, a position that he held with distinction for 10 years, and was named Lake County Superintendent of the Year in 2012.  During his tenure in Illinois, Dr. Batiste was responsible for overseeing a $332,351,072 budget, winning annual awards for Distinguished Comprehensive Budget, Government Finance Award, and the Meritorious Budget award.  The school district was also recognized for closing the achievement gaps for its English-Language Learners and Special Needs populations, while successfully developing and implementing the District-led transition to neighborhood schools; thereby reducing spending for transportation costs by $6 million annually since 2008.  Today, Dr. Batiste serves as a full endowed professor of executive leadership at the University of Holy Cross, where he leads the Doctorate in Executive Leadership Program (DIELP).  This program is responsible for training and grooming transformative leaders for this generation and beyond.  A native of Terrebonne Parish, Dr. Batiste attended Vandebilt Catholic High School and was graduated from Terrebonne High School, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Nicholls State University, with a major in Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy, a five-year curriculum which he completed in three years. He was later graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, where he earned a Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Concurrently with the master’s degree in administration, he was able to earn 36 graduate hours in Speech Pathology at the Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Allied Health Professions. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership at the University of New Orleans, where he received the coveted recognition as the Outstanding Doctoral Student and Dissertation of the Year awards.    

Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste District 4 Schools

School Board District School Board Member School Name Address
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Alice Harte Elementary School 5300 Berkley Dr, 70131
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste ARISE Academy 3819 St Claude Ave, 70117
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy of Global Studies 3700 Tall Pines Dr, 70131
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Edna Karr High School 4400 General Meyer Ave, 70131
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Harriet Tubman Charter School 2013 General Meyer Ave.,70114
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Harriet Tubman Charter School-Montessori Campus 2701 Lawrence St, 70114
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Homer A. Plessy Community School French Quarter 721 St Philip St, 70116
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste International School of LA: Olivier (Spanish) 502 Olivier St, 70114
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste KIPP Leadership 2300 St Claude Ave, 70117
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Frederick Douglas 3820 St Claude Ave, 70117
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) 2800 Chartres Street, 70117
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Paul Habans Charter School 3501 Seine St, 70114
District 4 Dr. Donaldo R. Batiste Martin Behrman Charter School Academy of Creative Arts and Sciences 2832 General Meyer Ave, 70114

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