I’m so excited to be back at Oceana as principal. It’s been quite a journey. For 23 years, I taught middle school language arts and theater to students from SF’s Bay View/Hunter’s Point. I joined Oceana’s parent organization when my oldest daughter began high school in 2001 and remained an active parent participant while all three of my girls attended high school here. In 2007, I had the privilege of joining the Oceana staff as vice principal. I loved all 6 years. I gained perspective working as an administrator for a combined five years at Westmoor High School and Westborough Middle School. Along the way, I completed a 70-hour administrative training in special education. Now, I’m thrilled to return to Oceana as principal
I am so fortunate to be working shoulder to shoulder with a stellar staff as we commit tothe cycle of inquiry as a community of lifelong learners and shared decision makers. I am excited to continue the Oceana philosophy and trademark programs focusing on personalization including 9/10 houses and grade level and interest based advisories; the week-long dive into guided intensive interim experiences; community service- so students can get out and give back; deep, rich inquiry-based learning through our exhibitions including our award winning capstone senior exhibition.
I look forward to working with you. We work best when we work together!
April Holland, Principal
Vice Principal's Welcome
Hello All - I am so excited about my new role at Oceana High School. I am the vice principal for the 11th and 12th graders. I am also the test coordinator and work on the master schedule. My career started at Oceana High School in 2011 as an intern. I have a deep knowledge and respect for Oceana's social justice based curriculum. I am very dedicated to Oceana’s curriculum, mission, and school-wide outcomes. I have, also, found Oceana to be an exceptional school with the most amazing, creative, and motivated staff.
Raised in the East Bay, I come from a large family of 5 siblings who I am very close to and (virtually) see often. I have two beautiful children and a wonderful partner who takes care of them. My father was the financial aid director of our local community college and my mother was a site supervisor for a Head Start. In the city of Pittsburg, California, I attended elementary, middle, and high school. I earned my Bachelors of Art in Political Science and my Masters of Science in Counseling with a Specialization in School Counseling at San Francisco State University. I enjoy spending time with my family as often as possible.
I am delighted to support the Oceana community in my new role. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Maritza Torres, Vice Principal