Claude Irwin Joins LBHS as Vice Principal

The Long Beach Public Schools have appointed Claude Irwin as vice principal of Long Beach High School, effective Aug. 17.

Mr. Irwin most recently served as secondary assistant principal at the middle and high school levels in the Hempstead School District. He oversaw the eighth, 11th and 12th grades, conducted professional development initiatives, supervised staff members and various departments, coordinated student mentoring and career day efforts, managed technology issues and facilitated testing, among other responsibilities.

Prior to his role in Hempstead, Mr. Irwin served as a K-12 math director in the Amityville School District. Earlier in his career, he worked as a dean of students and a mathematics teacher at the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn and as an instructor for the New York University STEP Program.

In addition to his strong background as an educational leader, Mr. Irwin has extensive military experience and completed a 22-year career with an honorable discharge. He holds a Bachelor of Science from St. Louis University, a Master of Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology and an Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership from the College of Saint Rose.
“I look forward to working with the building staff and the community as we serve the students of Long Beach,” Mr. Irwin stated. “Working together towards a common goal can only have positive outcomes. I embrace this opportunity and I know together we will take all of our students to new heights.”

“We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Irwin and believe that he will be a valuable member of our team,” said Superintendent of Schools David Weiss. “We anticipate that his qualifications and background will nicely complement the goals we have for our high school program.”