Principal's Message

Site Principal: Susie Reilly


My name is Susie Reilly and it is truly an honor to serve as the principal of Clarence Ruth Elementary School! It is with great pleasure that I write this message to you as your principal. I am grateful and excited to be on this journey with you. I want you to know that I will do my best to remove obstacles and provide resources so that we can be successful together. 

 I have vast experience as an educator in LUSD. I taught 16 years in classrooms across the district and 5 years as a Teacher on Special Assignment. During this time, I have learned the importance of building relationships and forming strong teams to collaborate, include all voices and find the best solution. I am excited to use my experience and education to lead the Clarence Ruth staff to provide the best learning environment for your child. 

In the upcoming months, I plan on reaching out to students and families to get your thoughts and ideas about our school community. My main goal is to build relationships, work with and support you so that together as a team we are successful in our mission to educate students. I am humbled by the immense responsibility of being principal of Clarence Ruth. I wholeheartedly believe that working together, anything is possible!

I look forward to meeting and talking with each of you. Please feel free to reach out to contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas you would like to share. You can reach me by email: or by calling the front office at (805) 742-2500.

Go Tigers!


Susie Reilly, Principal

Clarence Ruth Elementary