It is finally starting to sink in that recently announced changes in the leadership of Costa Mesa High School and Estancia High School will definitely make a BIG difference in our city. For parents who care about the quality of their kids' educations the best is yet to come. This summer current principal Phil D'Agostino will be going to CMHS and current Tewinkle principal Kirk Bauermeister will be going to Estancia. Both have done wonderful jobs at their schools to improve student learning. Both connect well with parents to keep them involved in their kids' educations.
Yesterday when I got my car washed at Harbor Trinity Baptist church (where tons of parents and students were washing cars for the family of CM Middle School student Eric Valdez who passed away last week) I shared my excitement with former school board trustee Linda Sneen and current PTA president Vanessa Hatch and we all agreed that the best is yet to come. Linda represented the zone that includes Costa Mesa High School and has been passionate about improving the quality of education at CMHS for many years. Vanessa is the wife of our awesome assistant city manager Tom Hatch.