Gregory Plutko, Ed.D.


Assistant Professor and Superintendent in Residence, Department of Educational Leadership

Gregory Plutko, Ed.D., superintendent of schools for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, serves as superintendent in residence for the doctoral program in educational leadership. With more than 25 years as an educator, Plutko’s prior experience includes positions as superintendent for the Huntington Beach Union High School District; deputy superintendent of educational services and assistant superintendent of executive services for Corona Norco Unified School District; assistant superintendent of educational services and administrative director of staff development and technology for Walnut Valley Unified School District; and principal and assistant principal at Glendora High School and Goddard Middle School in Glendora. Plutko earned a bachelor’s degree in history, a teaching credential, and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration, all from APU, and a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne.


  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne
  • M.A. in Education Administration, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A. in History, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Education

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 710 - Developing the Leader Within