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Principal's Message

Dear Costa Mesa Mustang and Maverick Families,

Dr. Potnis sitting in front of plants

I am ecstatic to have been named the principal of Costa Mesa High School. In the last few weeks, I have quickly learned that there is rich history and tradition that has a positive impact on our school community. I am eager to continue collaborating and learning alongside our families, staff, and students. My core beliefs are that every student embodies strengths and should have an opportunity to thrive on our campus; and that a rigorous education and academic and social-emotional supports are critical to every child succeeding. 

With Costa Mesa Middle and High School sharing one campus, I am enthusiastic to work alongside Dr. Eugene Kwong to empower our students to reach their highest potential in grades 7-12. This is a unique opportunity to truly see our students develop during their time here. It will be important for our parent community to be involved, to stay in touch, and continue to partner with our school. With the various school community groups, athletic, art, and academic programs, I hope that you are able to participate and support our events. 

During the next few weeks, I look forward to meeting with you at our student registration. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. I am looking forward to everything the Mesa Nation has to offer. 

Please enjoy the rest of your summer!


Dipali Potnis, Ed.D.