Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District announces new schools chief

Dr. Greg Plutko - Aug 2014The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Board of Education has announced that Dr. Gregory S. Plutko, Ed.D. has been selected as that district’s next superintendent. His starting date is July 1.

“I am honored to accept this position,” said Dr. Plutko. “PYLUSD is a remarkable school district with a long tradition of excellence.”

Dr. Plutko was most recently the superintendent of the Huntington Beach Union High School District and comes to PYLUSD after serving in executive educational positions with the Corona-Norco, Walnut Valley and Glendora unified school districts.

He received his doctorate of education in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne and has additional degrees in educational leadership and administration from Azusa Pacific University. He is a credentialed history teacher and began his career teaching secondary social studies in Glendora.

“We couldn’t be more excited about working with Dr. Plutko,” said PYLUSD Board of Education President Judi Carmona. “Greg is a respected education leader with a strong work ethic and impressive credentials. More importantly, he is highly dedicated to the success of his students.”