On Tuesday the Board of Education approved the appointment of Samantha Jung to become the new Horace Mann assistant principal.
She is expected to start full time next week, according to a Beverly Hills Unified School District spokesperson.
“Mrs. Jung’s unique combination of corporate and extensive educational experience superbly completes our formidable Horace Mann leadership team,” Superintendent Michael Bregy said. “It is worth noting that her many accomplishments and professional demeanor are coupled with a down-to-earth, approachable sense of humor which is critical in this role.”
Jung previously served as a Math Academy Teacher for the Buena Park Unified School District. She is also enrolled in a Doctorate of Education Program and holds an Administrative Credential with a Masters in Educational Leadership. Jung has been a Teacher on Special Assignment in this program since 2013, supporting students in math, robotics, and coding. Jung also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a
Master’s Degree in Education from California State University, Fullerton and has worked in all levels of education, including elementary, middle, high school, and adult education.
Prior to teaching at the Math Academy, Jung worked two years in an administrative capacity at Charles G. Emery Elementary School.
Jung also worked in finance for corporations including, Morgan Stanley, Lexicon Marketing, and Wachovia Corp.
“The central theme of Mr. Horace Mann’s life was that, ‘It is the law of our nature to desire happiness.’ From the very first moment I met the Horace Mann School family, I knew that I would be living out this law,” Said Jung.