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Leading by Example: Meet the Vision 2035 Stars

Dr. Jill A. Baker delivers certificate to LBUSD staff member

Pictured above, LBUSD Superintendent Jill A. Baker delivers a certificate to Dyaisha Yarber, one of 12 Vision 2035 Stars.

The Long Beach Unified School District is thrilled to announce the finalists selected as Vision 2035 Stars. The recognition is awarded to staff members who embody the core values of the District’s new aspirational vision that reimagines education in LBUSD. 

Last year, LBUSD staff members were encouraged to nominate colleagues who embody one of the nine core values of Vision 2035. From the 150 nominations received, a selection committee of district administrators carefully reviewed and ranked each submission to select one finalist per core value. A total of 12 finalists were chosen, with two core values having two finalists each, while one finalist represented a pair.

In mid-April, LBUSD Superintendent Dr. Jill A. Baker surprised all 12 Vision 2035 Stars at their work sites to hand-deliver their certificates and gift card prizes.

Congratulations to the finalists! See the complete list below:

Centering Student Needs and Voice

  • Teddy Hollister, a teacher at Wilson High School. 

Authentic Community Engagement and Collaboration

  • Daniel Miyake, a pathway coordinator at Browning High School.
  • Marcus Egland, a gang intervention specialist for LBUSD School Safety.

Culture of Innovation and Creativity 

  • Albert Gallo, an engineering teacher at Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science. 

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Amy Brust and Pam Canlas, both teachers at Jordan High School. 

Environment that Fosters Connection, Respect and Safety 

  • Dyaisha Yarber, a transportation supervisor for the LBUSD Transportation department.
  • Eddie Sinsun, a campus staff assistant at Jefferson Leadership Academy.

Equity and Social Justice

  • Anjali Shelat Atkins, a college and career coordinator at Educational Partnership High School.

Excellence and Accountability Through Continuous Improvement

  • Toni Sampo, purchasing manager for the LBUSD Contracts division.

Fostering Joy and Commitment 

  • Justin Hogate, a teacher at Stephens Middle School.

Integrity and Responsible Leadership

  • Nader Twal, program administrator of Vision 2035.

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