A former Mason City school administrator has been named as the Secretary of Education for one of the nation’s largest states.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed David Long to the position this week. Long taught in the Sheffield and Clear Lake school districts before coming to Mason City in 1969.
During his time in Mason City, Long was an assistant principal at Mason City High School from 1982 to 1985, becoming the principal at Roosevelt Middle School from 1985 to 1987, then taking an assistant superintendent position that he held until 1989.
Since 1999, Long has served as the superintendent for the Riverside County School District in California, where he oversees 23 school districts and more than 400,000 students.