Superintendent's Message

Bobby Lopez  Dr. Bobby Lopez
   CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
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Dr. Bobby Lopez has served as superintendent of the Bob Hope School since 2010. Dr. Lopez works hand in hand with project managers, nurses, and staff to ensure all the  residence medical, educational, and every day needs are met.

Dr. Lopez has 31 years experience in education. Before joining the Hughen Center and Bob Hope School, Dr. Lopez worked as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of both public and charter schools through-out Texas. He was appointed to the National Board of Educational Sciences by President George W. Bush. Dr. Lopez served on the Southwest Regional Advisory Committee for the Department of Education. Dr. Lopez was appointed to the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission by Governor Rick Perry and was also elected to the Southwest Jr. College Board of Trustees.

Hello and welcome to Bob Hope School. Charter schools are bold initiatives in school reform. They offer parents choice and allow students to explore new horizons as they work toward completing their state high school requirements. Bob Hope School was designed to improve student achievement and offer educational choice in public funded education in the Port Arthur area.
 
Bob Hope School is allowed to operate independently of some of the restrictions placed on traditional public schools. While we do have some increased freedom in operations and curriculum, we also have an increased level of accountability in student achievement.
 
Bob Hope School is a small learning community that believes all students can learn more by doing. At Bob Hope, we provide students the opportunity to be creative, develop higher level thinking skills, make decisions, and develop independent learning strategies. Our courses are rigorous, interesting and college preparatory education. Through our extended day, we also offer tutoring and enrichment classes which include yearbook, chess, gardening, and extra-curricular activities such as basketball, soccer and baseball.
 
I feel that we have chosen the best individuals to teach our students and provided them with extensive training, equipment, and materials. The teachers have Mimeo and Promethean boards along with three computer labs with internet access.
 
Our unique culture of “Reaching for the Goal” is based on students working toward their individualized goal. We are developing an individual education plan that focuses on their individualized goals. All our students are required to commit to performing service hours and follow a school based character education program.
 
Come and join us at the Bob Hope School.
 
Sincerely,
 
Bobby Lopez, CEO