Matt Staruch, Assistant Principal
Student Alpha: S–Z
Departments: Special Education & Fine Arts
(678) 594-8104 x011
Before being lucky enough to join Harrison’s administrative team, Mr. Staruch spent 16 years at Walton in the social studies department mostly teaching AP Human Geography, International Spanish Academy economics courses, and ethnic studies. He served as the department chair for nine years. In addition to teaching duties, he was an assistant coach for the baseball, basketball, and volleyball programs at various points in his career. He was a part of two state championships in baseball and, more recently, back-to-back region championships in basketball for the first time in Walton’s history. He also served as the lead facilitator of the Chick Fil A Leader Academy for eight years. In 2014–15, Mr. Staruch was honored to be Walton’s Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Staruch was born in Ohio and moved around a lot including two years living in England, but he ended up at Walton halfway through his sophomore year of high school and graduated from there in 2000. He was a graduate of UGA’s Honors Program and stayed in Athens to complete his master’s degree. He completed his specialist degree from Georgia State.
Mr. Staruch and his wife, Kara (who teaches at Walton), have twin five-year-old boys – Jake and Brady. They love watching the boys running around at Harrison High School events and being a part of Hoya Nation!