The State Superintendent of Public Instruction has approved the appointment of Sheryl Bender to serve on the Long Beach Unified School District Personnel Commission. LBUSD’s Board of Education had nominated Bender to the post.
Bender works with the City of Long Beach as a superintendent for personnel and training with the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department. She also has worked for the Port of Long Beach and was a teacher for four years. In recent years she has been the Port’s facilitator for an eight-week high school internship program. She holds two master’s degrees: an MBA from Cal State Long Beach, and a master’s in multicultural education from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Her undergraduate degree is from UCLA, and she holds multiple certifications in Human Resources.
The Personnel Commission consists of three LBUSD residents who meet biweekly regarding items affecting the employment and compensation of classified employees.
Bender replaces Stacey Lewis, who had served on the commission since 2013.