Bob & Barbara Ellis
Lifelong teachers and community members

Success Story

Bob & Barbara Ellis have dedicated a total of 73 years of their lives to teaching the next generation. Now, with a $1.4 million bequest to create a scholarship endowment for credential students at California State University Long Beach (CSULB), Bob & Barbara are helping future educators shape the lives of California’s children. 

After graduating from CSULB in 1964, Barbara went on to teach English for 22 years at Hughes Middle School & 14 years at Lakewood High School. 

Bob, an LBCC alumnus & LBCC Alumni Hall of Fame honoree in 2014, earned his credential & master’s degree from CSULB in 1958. He began his career as a teacher & counselor in 1950 at Jordan High School, & concluded it as Jordan’s principal in 1987. In between, he was principal of six different schools: Avalon School in Catalina, Fremont Elementary, Newcomb K-8, Hughes Junior High, Wilson & Poly High Schools.