Jenny Plugge Appointed Principal, Fillmore Middle School

On Tuesday, June 18, the FUSD Governing Board appointed Jenny Plugge as the Principal of Fillmore Middle School.  Mrs. Plugge comes to Fillmore having served as a leader in a variety of diverse educational settings.  Mrs. Plugge’s professional background includes experience in the business sector where she worked as a CPA for Deloitte & Touche in the Los Angeles office.  She served as a manager for the firm where she gained extensive experience in staffing, recruiting, training, career development and human resources during her tenure with the firm. Through a non-profit educational opportunity Mrs. Plugge found her passion for education and began her career as a math teacher twenty years ago.  Mrs. Plugge earned her Single Subject Math Credential and taught mathematics at both the Junior High and High School levels.  After earning her Administrative Credential Mrs. Plugge has served in a variety of leadership positions including Dean of Students, Dean of Instruction, Assistant Principal, Business Director and Principal.  Her responsibilities have spanned a depth of areas including oversight of all school operations, Title I compliance monitoring, master scheduling, staffing, site budgets, teacher evaluations, community relations, professional development, accreditation, supervision of personnel and oversight of alternative programs.
Mrs. Plugge served as a principal in the Bakersfield City School District where she led a school that was designated as a focus school with the objective to increase academic outcomes and positively impact the culture of the campus.  She is most proud of the collaborative work done with the staff and community to break down cultural and socioeconomic barriers at a school that had been labeled as underperforming.  Mrs. Plugge believes the collaboration amongst teachers, staff, parents and school leaders will lead to increased student outcomes and a positive school community.
Since June of 2022 Mrs. Plugge has been serving as an assistant principal after the need to relocate to Southern California following a promotion for her husband.  She and her husband have been married for 24 years and have two college aged children.  Mrs. Plugge’s daughter currently attends Sacramento State University where she plays collegiate volleyball and is a biology/pre-med major.  Mrs. Plugge’s son currently attends the University of San Diego where he plays collegiate football and is an engineering major.
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Plugge to the district and know the versatility she has demonstrated throughout her career in diverse leadership positions will be an asset to Fillmore Middle School.