As the chief administrator for the school district, the Superintendent of Schools works closely with the elected Board of Education. The Superintendent also oversees several central services and implements the Board's academic initiatives.
A Time of Great Change and Opportunity
By Jill Baker, Ed. D.
I am deeply honored that our Board of Education chose me to serve as superintendent of the Long Beach Unified School District effective August 2020. I have come to know and love LBUSD after working for 28 years here, first as a teacher, then as a school principal and central office administrator. I can also appreciate our district from a parent perspective, having had my own son graduate from our schools in 2018.
Our school district is a storied place of learning, excellence and resilience. Much like our nation, LBUSD also is a big idea. We firmly believe in the innate talents and abilities of all, and we strive to help our students reach their fullest potential despite any barriers they may face.
Dr. Jill Baker was unanimously selected by the Board of Education as superintendent of the Long Beach Unified School District effective August 1, 2020. The school district is California’s fourth largest, with about 70,000 students.