• Steven Hubbell, Principal

    Dear Yellowjacket Nation,

    I am proud to be the Principal of Luther Burbank Middle School. My goal at Luther is be a transparent, collaborative Principal who will challenge and inspire the staff and students. I am excited to support our teachers and staff, and to build on the traditions and great work already being done.

    As a lifelong resident of Burbank, I am a product of the Burbank Unified School District, having attended William McKinley, David Starr Jordan (now Dolores Huerta) and John Burroughs High School. Immediately after high school, I attended the University of California at Davis and earned a degree in Aeronautical &  Mechanical Engineering, while being a two-sport athlete playing football and running track. I began my teaching career in 1994 as a high school science teacher. In my 21 years of teaching Chemistry and Physics in the Burbank Unified and William S Hart Union School Districts, I was a department chair, leading my team in creating pacing guides and benchmark exams. For 14 of those years, I was a high school track coach and assistant football coach. Throughout my years of teaching, I found time to earn three master's degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Education, and Educational Leadership.

    I come from a family that has been actively involved in the community for over 50 years. My mother, brother, nieces/nephews and children have all attended Burbank schools. I am a proud father of two teenage sons, one in college and one a junior at John Burroughs.

    My administrative career started in the summer of 2017 as the Principal of Summer School. Soon after, I moved to Luther Middle School to become the Title One Coordinator. In December of 2017, I was promoted to Assistant Principal (AP). For the next five years, I was an Assistant Principal at both comprehensive high schools (Burbank and Burroughs). I have had the opportunity to be in all AP roles: from Discipline, to Athletics & Activities, to Guidance & Special Education, to overseeing Curriculum & Instruction. I continue to perfect my craft, attending Association of California School Administrators seminars throughout the year.

    Now I am here to serve our students and families. I am prepared to support and motivate our teaching staff. I am well-trained and dedicated to the district and the city in which I was born. I look forward to the opportunity to give back to the community, students, families and staff as the Principal of Luther Burbank Middle School.


    Steven Hubbell
    Principal, Luther Burbank Middle School
    (818) 729-3700 Ext. 20901

    "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."