Leading the charge during this year’s Principal For A Day event on Monday, Oct. 27 will be Superintendent-for-a-day Eloy Ortiz Oakley, whose real job is serving as superintendent-president of Long Beach City College. Oakley will job-shadow Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser, and the two will speak at a debriefing reception.
President Oakley is a community college success story, transferring from Golden West College to eventually earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
In March of this year, Oakley, Steinhauser and F. King Alexander, who is President of California State University, Long Beach, signed the historic Long Beach College Promise. This partnership makes higher education an attainable goal for every student, and it enhances the existing, nationally recognized Seamless Education partnerships among the three institutions.
The Superintendent for a Day is the ceremonial and inspirational leader of the annual event when area business leaders become principals for a day at elementary, middle and high schools to observe students, teachers and the operations of California’s third largest school district.
Chairing this year’s event are Ryan Alsop, director of Government and Public Affairs for Long Beach Water, and Shaun Lumachi, president of Chamber Advocacy.