Tahquitz High School Welcomes New Principal - Andrew Holmes

Dear Tahquitz High School Families,

We are pleased to share some exciting news with you regarding Tahquitz High School. After a thorough and thoughtful selection process, it is our pleasure to announce that Mr. Andrew Holmes will be joining the campus as its permanent Principal, effective February 26, 2024.

Mr. Holmes joins the Titan family with a wealth of experience, including nearly 15 years of dedicated service in education as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. Over the past five years, he has demonstrated strong leadership within the Hemet Unified School District, previously serving as the Assistant Principal at Rancho Viejo and the Principal of Diamond Valley Middle School. 

A caring, dedicated, and focused individual, Mr. Holmes grew up in the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley and is married with two children. As such, he is committed to creating systems that actively support students on their journey toward successful futures. His dedication, coupled with his deep roots in the San Jacinto and Hemet Valley, positions him well to continue the legacy of our campus by leading the Titans to new heights. 

In his own words, Mr. Holmes expressed his honor in joining the Tahquitz family, known for its rich traditions and P.R.I.D.E. He also acknowledged the profound respect he holds for the legacy created by Dr. Kari McGowan, expressing his commitment to continuing her dedicated work at Tahquitz High School.

At this time, we encourage you to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Holmes. He is very enthusiastic about getting to know and collaborating with students, staff, and families. As we look forward to the positive impact Mr. Holmes will bring to Tahquitz High School, we wish you a safe and enjoyable week off.



Hemet Unified School District