Huntington Beach Union HSD Names Next Superintendent

The Huntington Beach Union High School District has selected its next superintendent from within district ranks. Deputy Superintendent Dr. Carolee Ogata is expected be promoted to the position on May 14.

“I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the legacy of excellence within the Huntington Beach Union High School District,” said Ogata. 

“HBUHSD boasts an exceptional community of dedicated staff and high-achieving students,” she added. “I have had the privilege of watching them grow and succeed over the last 12 years, and I am eager to collaborate with them to further enhance our academic, athletic and extracurricular offerings.”

In a news release, HBUHSD said Ogata had ensured success for a number of programs, including Giving Farm and Unified Sports and Arts.

“The Huntington Beach Union High School District eagerly anticipates Dr. Ogata’s continued leadership at the next level,” the district said, “and looks forward to furthering its tradition of academic excellence, innovative programs and unwavering commitment to student success under her guidance.”

Ogata’s career spans more than three decades. She earned her master’s degree in education administration from National University and has a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Southern California. In 2021, she was named Administrator of the Year for Human Resources by Region 17 of the Association of California School Administrators.

Ogata will succeed retiring superintendent Dr. Clint Harwick. He is stepping down this summer after seven years.


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