Teacher Introduction
I dislike school pictures.
This picture was the best of 5 shots. The photographer kept saying something about "Shine".
My Name is Matt Huss. I have been a member of the Mahtomedi ISD #832 for 23 years. I was a grades 6-8 social studies teacher at the middle school for my first nine years. I was granted a two year leave to work at The American International School in Cairo, Egypt. I taught Egyptian student ancient history and world geography. While living overseas I studied the history, culture, politics, economics and geography of the Middle East, Europe, Asia & Africa. I traveled to Turkey, Jordan, Italy, South Africa, Tanzania, UAE and all over Egypt during my time overseas. I returned to Mahtomedi and have continued my career at the high school.  I am currently in the social studies department teaching various courses and I am the girl's golf coach.
Human Geography
Our Mission

The mission of Mahtomedi High School, a driven and supportive family of Zephyrs whose individual growth enriches the community as a whole, is to ensure a transformational experience in which students are life-long learners and empathetic community members equipped with the desire and ability to explore their passions through a vital system distinguished by:

  • inclusive and safe environments where all Zephyrs belong and advocate for one another through authentic relationships
  • a culture that seeks out and honors diverse and global perspectives
  • dynamic educational experiences for varied interests
  • embracing the discomfort of setbacks as an important part of the learning process
  • a community that recognizes that success comes in many forms
Mahtomedi High School ISD #832
Our School
Mahtomedi High School has a heart for innovation, provides rigorous academic coursework, and supports students to explore extracurricular opportunities. Our teachers and staff are passionate and dedicated people who explore innovative ideas and teach our students new ways of thinking to support them in whatever career path they choose. Students engage in project-based learning to solve real-world problems using industry-standard technology in the nation’s first M.I.T. certified FabLab housed in a public school. Fine arts is a vital and robust part of the High School and our visual and performing arts classes include ceramics, digital art, choir, band, and event broadcasting. We also offer Flex Time during the school day when students may receive academic support, engage in college and career exploration, and connect over common interests. Over 90% of our student community engages in extracurricular activities that range from athletics to robotics. Students’ social and emotional learning is addressed through various avenues including a restorative practices approach for student behavior and through our Zephyr Link Crew mentoring program.