Long Beach Unified School District
Christopher J. Steinhauser is the superintendent of the Long Beach Unified School District, which has earned national and international recognition for improving student achievement and closing achievement gaps. Steinhauser began his career as a teacher more than 30 years ago at an inner-city elementary school in Long Beach, California. He became the deputy superintendent in 1999 and then superintendent in 2002. Long Beach Unified is California’s third largest school district and is a five-time finalist and national winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education. The school district also was listed among the world’s top five performing school systems by the nonprofit organization Battelle for Kids. Steinhauser earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a master’s degree in educational administration from California State University, Long Beach.