A number of administrative changes were approved for the upcoming school year during this week’s meeting of the Long Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education, including new principals on a dozen district campuses.

The shakeup, which goes into effect in August, includes Cabrillo High School, where My Ngoc Nguyen will take over after spending this past year as an assistant principal at Wilson High. Seven middle schools and three elementary schools will also have new principals.

The full list of new principal assignments is below:


  • Oropeza: Edward Garcia, Jr.
  • Twain: Juan C. Gonzalez
  • Whittier: Angel Mikaele


  • Bancroft: Patrick Booker
  • Cubberley: Brooke Hogan-Primous
  • Hughes: Maria Pilar Perossio
  • Marshall: Edward Steinhauser
  • Powell: Claire Fieri
  • Robinson: Rebecca Ngo
  • Stephens: Eric Cabacungan

High Schools

  • Cabrillo: My Ngoc Nguyen
  • EPHS: Tynisha Smith

The changes were confirmed by a 4-0 vote of the school board, with District 1 member Maria Isabel Lopez abstaining. Find a complete list of all the administrative changes and promotions for the upcoming school year here.