Long Beach School District Names Replacement For Outgoing Superintendent
Long Beach Unified School Board members have selected Jill Baker — an educator with a 28-year history in L.A. County’s second-largest school district — as the school system’s next superintendent.
Baker will replace Chris Steinhauser when he retires from LBUSD on August 1, according to a release from the district.
Steinhauser led Long Beach Unified for 18 years, a tenure of rare length for urban school superintendents these days.
Currently the district’s deputy superintendent, Baker “had widely been considered the frontrunner, as LBUSD has a history of hiring internally,” The Long Beach Post reported.
After joining LBUSD as a teacher in 1992, Baker has been a central office administrator in various roles for the last 14 years. She’s also a graduate of the Broad Urban Superintendent’s Academy.
Baker delivered a video message on Wednesday. Watch it above.