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Bobby Jo Franklin

Bobby Jo Franklin, American State education agency administrator. Certified teacher, Mississippi, Louisiana. Named Star Teacher Mississippi Economics Council, 1983; recipient teacher commendation International Science and Engineering Fair, 1983.


Franklin, Bobby Jo was born on November 14, 1951 in Canton, Mississippi, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Gladys Julia (Thompson) Franklin.


AS, East Center Junior College, Decatur, Mississippi, 1971. Bachelor of Science, University Southern Mississippi, 1973. Master of Education, Auburn University, 1987.

Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, 1992.


Teacher Warren County Schools, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1973-1984. Environmental technician United States Corps Engineers, 1981-1984. Graduate assistant department chemistry Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1984-1985, graduate assistant department curriculum and instruction, 1986-1989.

Laboratory technician Baddley Chemical Company, 1985-1987. Administrator education section office of Research and Development Louisiana Department Education, 1989-1997, director division planning, analysis and information resources, since 1997. Consultant Louisiana Academy Rally, University Southern Louisiana, 1987.

Member Parkview Baptist School Board, Baton Rouge, 1992-1994. Chair AERA Sig: School Indicators and Report Cards, 1994-1996. Member education information advisory committee Council Chief States School Officers.

Adjunct professor Louisiana State University, 2002. Member board examiners National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Baptists can be referred to as the ‘people of the Book’, because the Bible gives time proven principles of living for every area of life, including marriage, child rearing, family, relationships, finances, and spiritual living.


Christians with differing interpretation of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.


Member Warren County Republican party, 1983-1984. Member National Science Teachers Association, National Association Research in Science Teaching, American Education Research Association, National Forum on Education Statistics, Mid-South Education Research Association, Louisiana Education Research Association, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hunting, fishing, refinishing furniture.


Married Nelda Ann Allbritton, April 5, 1986. Children: Elizabeth Leann, Caleb Lee, John Winston.


All Christians, and particularly those in leadership positions, should prayerfully seek God’s mind and will and strongly to consider the potential problems of politicizing the church and the pulpit before endorsing candidates.