Long Beach Appoints Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

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The Long Beach Public Schools has appointed Dr. Jennifer Gallagher as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, to become effective on July 1. She has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, principal, and district-level leader in a variety of settings.

Most recently, Dr. Gallagher served for five years as the Director of Instructional Services for the Valley Stream Central High School District, where she supervised the district’s curriculum and instruction and led professional development. Prior to that, she was a charter school network director and a middle school principal in New York City, where she founded an innovative orchestral program and a science research program in partnership with Stony Brook Medical School. Dr. Gallagher has an extensive background in curriculum development and recently worked as a curriculum consultant for Harvard University’s Ed Labs.

Dr. Gallagher holds a Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership and Master of Science Degree in Secondary Education from St. John’s University.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English 7-12 from Molloy College. The longtime educator was included in the 2000 edition of Who’s Who Among American Teachers and has twice received Graduate Student Excellence Awards from St. John’s University.

“I am honored to join the team at Long Beach, and am so thrilled to be part of this vibrant, child-centered community,” Dr. Gallagher stated. My goal is to ensure that our schools continue to provide the very best educational opportunities for each child in the district.”