Long Beach names new assistant superintendent


Dr. Janna Ostroff was named the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction earlier this week by the Long Beach Board of Education.

Ostroff has a career that spans close to 20 years in education, with time as a science teacher in New York City before moving to Long Island. She holds a New York State Permanent School District Leader Certification, New York State School Building Certification and New York State 7-12 Chemistry Public School Teaching Certification.

Ostroff was District Science and Technology Supervisor in Oyster Bay-East Norwich Schools until recently. She is also involved in various professional organizations and a valued board member for the Long Island Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Educational Leadership Association, Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies and Nassau Technology Administrators Group.

“I am looking forward to working with the Long Beach community to provide all students with educational experiences and opportunities that prepare and inspire them to positively impact their local and global communities, Ostroff said in a statement.

Ostroff received her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, earned her Master’s in both Comparative International Education and Geochemistry from the University of Oxford, UK, and completed the Hunter College educational leadership program. Dr. Ostroff earned a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from St. John’s University, studying the Landscape of Personalized Learning in Long Island Schools.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Ostroff as part of our leadership team,” Long Beach Superintendent of Schools Jennifer Gallagher said in a statement. “Her background and leadership approach provides a great fit for where our district is heading regarding curricular and instructional initiatives.”