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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Superintendent Of Public Instruction

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Ainye E. Long

Public School Teacher
696,871 votes (11.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Prioritizing the schoolhouse - elevating the voices and needs of the people in the schoolhouse (teachers, student, families, and community members)
  • Establishing measurable impact - connecting all initiatives to schoolhouse needs that are measurable and sustainable
  • An informed and invested public - providing opportunities and resources for the public to be knowledge of the needs and well-being of local schools, and how they can contribute their time and talents to address schoolhouse needs.



Profession:Public School Teacher
Mathematics Teacher and Department Chair, San Francisco Unified School District (2018–current)
Oakland Regional Superintendent, Amethod Public Schools (2018–2018)
Mathematics and Algebra Teacher, Youth Policy Institute Charter School (2014–2018)
Director, Parent and Community Engagement, California Charter Schools Association (2010–2012)
High School Mathematics Teacher, Envision Academy of Arts and Technology (2009–2010)


California State University, Dominguez Hills Teaching Credential, Mathematics (2016)
Fortune School of Education Administrative Service Certificate (2013)
University of California, Santa Cruz Bachelor of Arts, Economics, American Studies (2007)


Ainye Long is a 5th generation public school teacher and an advocate of youth and quality education. Ms. Long is also a 3rd generation Californian public school student, earning a dual Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Currently, Ms. Long teaches Mathematics and is Department Chair of Mathematics at Willie Brown Middle School in San Francisco, CA.


Ms. Long has diverse experience in California schools as a teacher, Director of Parent and Community Engagement at the California Charter Schools Association, and Oakland Regional Superintendent at Amethod Public Schools has given her a unique understanding of California students' needs and the administrative systems and structures to get them met. 


As an educator, student, and advocate, Ms. Long enjoys a stellar reputation as a creator of transformative systems, while simultaneously mobilizing and empowering communities through advocacy training and support. Ms. Long continues to transform schools and communities by leading anti-racist and abolitionist training for faculty, and designing engagement programs to empower students to continue meeting standards in changing times.

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