Susana Arce is a 7th generation (Tico and Rodriguez Families) Californian, raised in Ojai. She has devoted her life to serving the youth of Ojai. She left her job at San Jose State to teach at Nordhoff HS in 1967. She serves as Assistant Principal at Nordhoff and currently donates most of her salary to the Ojai Unified School District to fund the position of Resource Officer at Nordhoff. "It is a fundamental right for the students at Nordhoff to feel safe." She has been a member of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section since 1981 and currently serves on the Executive Committee which makes decisions on rules and regulations of high school sports. "The best part of being a Living Treasure is, the living part of it."