Paul Romanelli to Take on Assistant Superintendent Title

The Long Beach Public Schools Board of Education has selected Dr. Paul Romanelli as the next Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. He will be appointed at the April 11 Board of Education meeting, with plans for his new role to commence on July 1. The district will immediately begin the process of searching for a new middle school principal.

Long Beach Middle School principal since 2015, Dr. Romanelli has developed a collaborative vision focused on literacy, positive relationships, high expectations, and achievement for all students. He oversaw growth of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, facilitated the rollout of the 1:1 Chromebook initiative, chaired the K-12 Literacy Task Force aimed at improving reading instruction, created professional growth opportunities for staff members and chaired district sub-committees. Under his leadership, the Middle School was named a No Place for Hate School by the Anti-Defamation League and has embraced numerous anti-bullying efforts. 

“I know that Dr. Romanelli will bring to this next position the same qualities we saw in him as principal of the Middle School: enthusiasm, vision, and deep commitment to children,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Gallagher.