Ellen Corbett’s next step is improving education in Hayward

Hayward schools get a boost from the addition
of Ellen Corbett.

HAYWARD | Ellen Corbett’s near future will be with the Hayward Unified School District. The termed out former State Senate majority leader accepted a position last week within the school district’s administration.

The announcement ends speculation as to what would be Corbett’s next career move following her tenure in Sacramento.

Corbett new role as Hayward Unified’s director of institutional advancement will entail advising the district on legislative matters and procuring state grants, along with fundraising, among other duties, she said Monday evening.

“It’s a good fit for me,” said Corbett, whose first day was last Friday.”I believe the most important thing we did in the State Senate was our work in education.”

This is not Corbett’s first foray in education in Hayward. Before she was elected to the State Assembly in the late 1990s, Corbett taught government at Chabot College.

Earlier this month, Corbett ended eight years in the State Senate after unsuccessfully running for the 15th Congressional District seat last June.