Principal's Message


Dear El Toro Families,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of El Toro Health Science Academy. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such diligent students, a dedicated staff, and a supportive community. I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and I look forward to working with school staff to support students and families.
With over fifteen years in education, I have worked with students ranging from transitional kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of roles. My experience includes teaching middle and high school English; Teacher on Special Assignment working with English Learners; Summer School Principal; as well as a high school assistant principal.  Most recently, I served as one of the assistant principals at Ann Sobrato High School. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to El Toro Health Science Academy and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's academic success.

I grew up in South San Jose and Morgan Hill for a majority of my life and find this area to be true my home. My wife is a teacher in the district and her son is a product of our district schools. We are proud to be part of the Morgan Hill Unified School District, one that values high standards by providing rich learning experiences for all students.

I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn more about the uniqueness of El Toro this year and in the years to come. Most importantly, I believe all students can and will succeed. I look forward to working with El Toro families and staff to ensure success for all of our students. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn and grow, and my student-centered approach with the knowledge and resources in our community to support our students. The relationship between families and the school are vital to the success of our students. I look forward to meeting you soon!  

Mr. Joe Guinane