Principal's Message

Dear Titan Students and Parents,


It is a privilege to serve as the Principal of Tahquitz High School.  I have been in Hemet Unified School District for 14 years where I have been a teacher and administrator. I was the Activities Director here for five years, and I have now found my way home and I am once again a Titan!


I consider it an honor to lead a school with tradition and P.R.I.D.E. The privilege of working with such a talented and dedicated faculty and staff, a tremendous student body, and a supportive network of parents and community members will help move Tahquitz toward new heights.


The teachers, staff, and administration at Tahquitz are committed to providing high-quality instruction, along with extracurricular opportunities, that will meet the needs and interests of all students. I challenged all students to get involved and make your high school years meaningful. I truly believe that every student on this campus has the ability and the potential to accomplish great things!


I challenge each of you to set goals and standards that cause you to dream big. Your time here at Tahquitz is foundational in your future success, so stay focused and intentional in order to achieve greatness. Together we will continue to move forward and find new ways to achieve academic success, further instill Titan P.R.I.D.E., and create lasting high school memories.


During these unprecedented times, I am committed to ensuring students receive the type of school year they deserve. We are focused on making it as normal as possible until we can resume in-person instruction once again. In the meantime, my goals and my focus will be to build upon the legacy and traditions that are Tahquitz High School. 


I look forward to the day we can welcome students back on campus.  Thank you for this tremendous opportunity to serve as your principal.


And remember to... Always show that Titan P.R.I.D.E.!


Dr. Kari McGowan, Principal