Untimely Passing of Beloved Principal

Dear HUSD Families,

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we share the devastating news of the unexpected passing of our beloved Principal of Tahquitz High School, Dr. Kari McGowan. Dr. McGowan’s untimely passing was the result of a sudden and unexpected health condition. This loss is very devastating for our school district and we are deeply saddened by this sudden turn of events.

Dr. McGowan has been an integral part of our district’s leadership for many years, and her upbeat personality, bright smile, dedication, passion, and commitment to our students’ success have left a tremendous mark on all of us. Her unwavering support for our students, teachers, staff, and families has been an inspiration to all who have had the privilege of working with her.

In this challenging time, our priority is to provide support and assistance to our students and staff as we navigate this difficult period of grief and mourning. Throughout the week, the HUSD Crisis Response Team will be set up in the Tahquitz Library to support students. Support resources are also available for staff.

During this challenging time, let us remember the positive impact that Dr. McGowan had on our district and the lives of countless students. Her legacy of dedication and service will continue to inspire us all.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. McGowan’s family and loved ones. She leaves behind a devoted husband and baby boy. Please keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.

Dr. Christi Barrett