This Superintendent Is Keeping Students Fed During COVID-19

By Richard Hack

Lark Doolan is the first openly transgender public-school superintendent in the United States. He is also the principal at Peninsula Union School District, home to just 41 students in the small town of Samoa in Humboldt County, CA.

When the COVID-19 crisis shut down schools across California, it did more than leave the Peninsula Union School students without a classroom. It left the poverty level county without food for its families.

Funded with $13,000 in donations, Doolan and his staff of 13, not only cooked the food, but went door-to-door delivering supplies along with the daily meals.

For Lark Doolan, it is just how a neighborhood takes care of its own.

Richard Hack is an award-winning author and journalist. He Is LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings' Vice President of Content and Executive Editor of

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