Principal Receives Lighthouse Award

CCCOE Principal Receives Lighthouse Award for Turnaround Site Leader
Posted on 01/23/2023
PLEASANT HILL, Calif.-- Golden Gate Community School Principal Douglas Corbin has been awarded the Lighthouse Award for Turnaround Site Leader by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). The Lighthouse Awards are presented annually at the SDCOE Equity Conference to honor the work of education, community, and student leaders who are champions for equity.

“Congratulations to Principal Douglas Corbin for being a true equity-focused administrator who leads by example,” Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey said. “I am not surprised Mr. Corbin received this honor because I have seen firsthand his devotion to his students’ successes and how he fosters equity practices and growth with his staff.”

Corbin is a proponent of educators being culturally relevant as they connect and build relationships with students. Nominated by a colleague for his dedication and passion for ensuring every student has access and opportunity to succeed in school and in life, Corbin received the award at the 2023 Equity Conference on January 20, 2023, in San Diego, Calif.

“I am honored to be recognized for my efforts to create and support equitable educational opportunities for ‘at-promise youth,’” Corbin said. “Golden Gate Community School is doing amazing work at creating brighter futures for those most in need.”

According to SDCOE, the Turnaround Site Leader award is given to a school administrator who fosters and leads equitable outcomes for all learners and has been a beacon of light for an entire community.

Golden Gate Community School programs provide successful learning experiences for students in an alternative education environment. Students are supported in reaching their academic and career goals by teaching strategies and techniques which enable them to succeed personally, socially, and educationally in society.


About Contra Costa County Office of Education
One of 58 counties in California, Contra Costa County has the 9th largest public-school student population in the state (approximately 158,401 students). Officially established in 1932, the CCCOE has a long history of providing direct services to some of our county's most vulnerable students, including young people who are incarcerated, homeless, or in foster care, as well as students who have severe physical or emotional challenges.

CCCOE also provides support services to schools and school districts in Contra Costa County; services that can be handled most effectively and economically on a regional basis rather than by each of the county's 285 schools or 18 school districts. These services range from budget approval and fiscal support to technology infrastructure, communication support, and high-level professional development opportunities for educators. CCCOE maintains a website at
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