Dr. Jill Baker made history recently when she became the first female superintendent in the 135-year history of the Long Beach Unified School District. Baker graduated in 1998 from the College of Education’s Educational Administration master’s program, and received her credential in Preliminary Administrative Services that same year from CSULB.
Baker, the current deputy superintendent, replaces Chris Steinhauser, who is retiring this spring after serving as superintendent the past 18 years.
She will take over as the schools figure out how to continue educating students next fall during the coronavirus outbreak. She headed the district’s transition to digital learning and developed LBUSD’s home-learning initiative.