LaGayle Black, an assistant principal at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, has been appointed principal of Mira Costa High School. She will replace Gary Hartzell, who is taking a leave of absence to complete his Ph. D. in education.
Pacific Shores High School, another campus in the South Bay Union High School District, also will have a new principal next fall. She is Linda Fredricks, now vice principal at Mira Costa, who replaces George Magnusson. Magnusson, principal of Pacific Shores since its founding in 1965, is retiring.