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Noelle Fong to Become Principal of Marengo Elementary School

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (JULY 20, 2023) – South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) has hired Noelle Fong to serve as the new principal of Marengo Elementary School.
     Fong has served in public education since 2006. She brings 17 years of experience at Marengo Elementary School, where she has served in many capacities including as a Behavior and Academic Support Teacher on Special Assignment, Summer Proficiency Coordinator, and classroom teacher in first and third grades and third grade English Dual Immersion. In addition, Fong helps coordinate the Dual Language Immersion Mandarin Program at Marengo. Her leadership responsibilities in this role include working closely with parents, teachers, and students to ensure the program’s success. She also served as SPEF Elementary Summer School principal for three years.
     A collaborative and energetic leader, Fong has demonstrated the essential qualities of a highly effective administrator as she helped establish a culture of respect, honesty, and trust between students, parents, and staff in her various roles. She spearheaded the social-emotional side of SPUSD’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) including teaching supporting curriculum at every grade level. Her interactions with students have been proactive and positive as she has monitored their diverse behavioral and academic needs. She also has successfully built relationships with educational and community partners and is a team player whose ultimate goal is to foster a positive school environment and build upon the school’s record of excellence.
     Fong earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. She will begin her new role at Marengo Elementary School immediately, filling the principal position held by Patricia Cheadle, who is now working at the District Office.
About South Pasadena Unified School District
Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California.  Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level.  The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.
For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, [email protected].