The Long Beach Public Schools are pleased to welcome Dr. Ayesha McArthur as interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. She officially began her new role on Oct. 9. Dr. McArthur comes to Long Beach from Maryland, where she honed her administrative experience as an elementary school principal since 2007.
In Maryland, Dr. McArthur was principal of Greencastle Elementary School, prior to which she was principal of Twin Ridge Elementary School and Hillcrest Elementary School. Before that, she held a principal’s post at Claxton Elementary School in North Carolina, and earlier on was an assistant principal at Caroline G. Atkinson Intermediate School in Freeport and a supervisor of middle level instruction in the Uniondale Schools. She began her career in education as a teacher.
During her time as a principal, Dr. McArthur was heavily involved in curriculum, instruction and assessment. She evaluated programs and made recommendations for improvement, coordinated aspects of Academic Intervention Services and Response to Intervention processes, led implementation of new curricula, developed mentoring and outreach programs, created professional development opportunities, fostered relationships with community organizations and trained teachers, among many other responsibilities.
Dr. McArthur obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from South Carolina State University and her Doctor of Education and Master of Education degrees from Columbia University’s Teachers College.