Grace Long Named Assistant Principal for Center Street School


 She has spent the last three years serving in instructional leadership role as a language arts specialist. She has planned and facilitated professional development, and specializes in data driven instruction, academic interventions, and cognitive coaching. Long was invited to speak on critical thinking strategies at the California League of Schools K-12 Summer Institute for school districts across the state.


Long earned her master’s degree in education, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in education all from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also trained in Adaptive School Training, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, and she is an alumnus of the Cotsen Foundation’s Art of Teaching fellowship program. Long is a Google Certified Trainer, Cognitive Coaching Coach, and she is also fluent in Spanish and Chinese.


Long comes with exemplary recommendations; her administrators have provided the highest praise. She is committed to youth, and she celebrates students’ strengths and appreciates diversity. Her stated goal is to provide the best education possible to every single student. She believes that effective learning takes place as students participate in a culture of relationships and high expectations. She believes in a professional learning community approach that exemplifies teamwork, collaboration and ongoing cycle of improvement.


“I am honored to be joining the El Segundo Unified School District,” said Long in an El Segundo Herald article. “I am looking forward to getting to know the amazing students, families and staff at Center Street School. All students deserve the best educational experience possible and I am excited to work together to continue the journey of providing the most optimal learning environment for our students.”


ESUSD would also like to welcome her family: her husband Brandon Long, and her three children, sons Jadon and Corban, and daughter Evangeline.


About the El Segundo Unified School District

The El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) was established in 1912 to serve all of the residents living in the City of El Segundo and covers the western part of the city. ESUSD consists of six schools including the Eagle’s Nest Preschool, Richmond Street and Center Street Elementary Schools, El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo High School and the Arena/Virtual High School, as well as partnerships with the South Bay Adult School and California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC).


July 18, 2017