The Board of Education of the Long Beach Public Schools has named Dr. Jennifer Gallagher as Interim Superintendent as the board searches for a permanent candidate for the position. Dr. Gallagher will work together with Mr. Michael DeVito and Dr. Michele Natali as a collaborative team to share responsibilities of the superintendent. Dr. Gallagher is the current Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; Mr. DeVito is the Chief Operating Officer, and Dr. Natali is the Executive Director for Human Resources.  The Board of Education is excited about this new model for interim governance, and that they believe that this model will provide efficiency and stability during this time of transition.

The BOE will immediately begin the process for searching for a permanent superintendent, and will soon share details of the search process and opportunities for community input. The board is committed to naming a new superintendent by mid-year, with the expectation that the new leader would begin no later than July 1, 2018.