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Principal's Message

From the desk of Principal Matt Guzzo


August 1, 2019


Hello Troubadours and Families:


I'm Matt Guzzo, the new principal for the 2019-2020 school year. It's a great honor for me to join the Santa Susana family. Working in Simi Valley my entire career, I've always known how great a place this is to learn. I never really knew what made this place so special until I began to meet the people. The teachers, staff, students, and families all care a lot about the growth and well being of our students.


Santa Susana Magnet High School is one of the top high schools in the area. We continue to be recognized by the State of California as an official Arts, Media, and Entertainment Demonstration Site for other schools that would like to try to replicate our great successes. We will also continue to build on our impressive STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, and math), our nationally-known and competitive Mock Trial program, and our rigorous academic programs. I encourage the students and their families to participate in as many events as possible and to show pride in our great school!


This year, I am pleased to welcome a few new members to the SSHS community: Mrs. Lisa Hotz, counselor (last names G-N). We also welcome to our faculty Mr. Alonso, world language teacher; Ms. Chew, science teacher; and Ms. Pinhey, stagecraft teacher. We're confident they will be great contributors to the success of our students.


I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of this special place where we can all be free to learn, grow, and be the best versions of ourselves. Again, welcome to Santa Susana Magnet High School!


Yours truly,


Matt Guzzo, Principal