MATTHEW WATSON has dedicated his life and career to public education. For over 25 years, he has served children in the classroom, designing curriculum and professional development, and as a school leader. An alumnus of the District himself, his passion, knowledge and experience will restore pride and prestige to the Saugus Union School District.

As a member of the Governing Board, Matthew Watson will work to:

  • Ensure that every student receives a high quality, personalized education
  • Put the health and safety of students and teachers FIRST
  • Identify funding to renovate and maintain new and aging facilities and IT infrastructure
  • Ensure a rigorous academic curriculum
  • Involve parents, students, teachers, administration and others in the decision making process
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility and advocate for the children of our district in Sacramento and Washington


  • Graduate, Santa Clarita Elementary and Saugus High School
  • B.A., History, Cal State Northridge
  • Bilingual/Multicultural (BCLAD) Elementary Teaching Credential
  • Master of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Cal State Northridge


  • 25 years teaching children of all levels
  • Leadership in professional development, curriculum design, assistant principal, and principal
  • Experience making creative, critical decisions for schools
  • Bilingual/Bi-literate (Spanish)

Matthew Watson will make children our top priority, ensuring that nothing stands in our way of preparing them to lead in this ever-changing world.