Dear Walteria Elementary School Community,

It is with great excitement that I get to introduce myself as the new principal of Walteria Elementary School.  I am honored to join this extraordinary school community.  Most importantly, I am excited to meet all of you! 

This year marks my 20th year as an educator. Since graduating from Loyola Marymount University, I have served communities in the South Bay and Orange County.  My years of experience include many years of classroom experience, but it is my work as a school administrator that I have found to be ultimately fulfilling in my professional work.  The elementary principalship provides me the chance to work collaboratively with teachers on a daily basis, while also remaining connected to young students learning and growing in the classroom. I firmly believe that every student can excel and that the partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their powers to shape their future and the future of our community. This aligns with the Walteria mantra that we are educating the future.

I believe in the Walteria mission dedicated to providing a safe and healthy learning environment in which the social, emotional, and academic development of all our students is a priority.  As I begin my tenure, my focus will be in building strong relationships with all of you.  I am eager to learn about all the outstanding work that is already being done and support it wholeheartedly.  Needless to say, getting to know the students will be my absolute joy and priority.

To the students, I met many of you at the end of the last school year already.  But I cannot wait to meet you all again and am looking forward to having you teach me the Walteria way.  I hope that you are excited for this coming school year and that this summer you are getting outdoors with friends, visiting exciting places, and also reading a lot of books.  In the meantime, I want you all to know that I already feel so lucky that I get to learn from you about what it means to be a Wildcat. 

To the families and all Walteria partners, I am looking forward to meeting you and working together.  Please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at guidi.suzanne@tusd.org or 310-533-4487.

In partnership,

Suzanne Guidi, Principal