National Board Certified Teacher Laura Kusaba is retiring this year after 29 years with the Long Beach Unified School District. As the Stanford Middle School teacher accepted a retirement resolution at the last Board of Education meeting, she explained why Long Beach is known as a leading school system.
“I am the teacher I am today because of the professional development provided by this district,” Kusaba said. “The district’s commitment to providing quality, consistent professional development for all teachers is the reason our district is considered a leader across the nation. I have improved my instructional practices each year that I’ve been a teacher in Long Beach Unified.”