New Principal named at Oceanside High


OCEANSIDE-Former Oceanside High School (OHS) student, teacher, and assistant principal, Teresa Hill-Collis, has been named the principal of teresaOceanside High School.

Hill-Collis was raised in Oceanside, graduated from OHS in 1985 (Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate!) and has been at OHS for the last 15 years. She started as a resource specialist, worked her way up to assistant principal, and was most recently named the interim principal for OHS at the beginning of the 2016/17 school year.

“Teresa has proven to be a visionary leader who puts her students’ educational needs first and foremost,” said Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education President Mike Blessing. “She comes from Oceanside, knows the Oceanside community, and will make sure our kids graduate college and career ready.”

Her educational career began shortly after graduation from OHS when she joined the Air Force and served teresahillas an academic instructor in charge of conducting military education programs for airmen, noncommissioned officers, and civilians.

“For me, it is all about the kids,” said Hill-Collis. “As a life-long educator in Oceanside, I see the challenges our kids face every day. It is my calling to make sure they have the skills and abilities needed to succeed in life.”

Hill-Collis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Arts in Teaching and Secondary Education, and a Master of Arts in Special Education from Chapman University. She also has a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Concordia University.

She will begin her tenure as principal immediately.

She will be leading the Oceanside High School Foundation’s Hall of Fame Ceremony on October 15, at 10 a.m. in the Wally Molifua Gym. Please join fellow Pirate alums in celebrating six new inductees into this year’s Hall of Fame. For more information, visit 2016 Hall of Fame .