School District Hires New Human Resources Leader

Linda Junge

The South Pasadena Unified School District hired a local resident to take on the role of assistant superintendent of human resources, replacing the retiring Karen Reed.
Linda Junge, a 24-year educator, will join the SPUSD. She arrives by way of the Glendale Unified School District, where she was principal of Crescenta Valley High School for the past eight years.
Superintendent Geoff Yantz said he was excited to bring Junge on board as a cabinet member.
“Dr. Junge’s extensive experience as an equity-driven leader will bring creativity and innovation to SPUSD’s Human Resources Department,” Yantz said in a statement. “With responsibility for all personnel functions including negotiations, and strategic faculty and staff recruitment and retention, Dr. Junge’s overarching goal is relevant and responsive education for our students.”