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Hello!  My name is Eric Frandsen, and I'm excited and honored to introduce myself as the principal of the Surfside Educational Academy. I have a background in marine ecology, geochemistry, and over 20 years in education serving in the classroom, Educational Support Services, and currently as principal. 

It is a privilege to work with a team of people who have stellar reputations for supporting students as they prepare for their lives beyond high school. It is always a pleasure to learn the unique stories of each student, all who aspire to live productive and purposeful lives.

Students, please know that we are committed to creating a safe, productive, healthy, and joyful learning environment as we support you in building upon your strengths in preparation for success in your choice of career. 

Welcome to Surfside High School!  I'm Mike Gomez, your Counselor. 

It is exciting to be here at our new school with a world of opportunity ahead of us.  I hope to assist students and families navigate the paths of success in the areas of academics and post secondary education planning. 

Please contact me via email ( or telephone (760) 901-8609 should you have any questions about our direct instruction program.

Aloha! I am Kim Takatsuki, your Counselor Coordinator for 9-12th grade AARC students. 

I am Hawaii-born and raised, but moved to San Diego over 15 years ago to pursue higher education.  After receiving my Masters of Arts in Educational Counseling at Azusa Pacific University, I was given the amazing opportunity to start my career here in beautiful Oceanside.  Over the last 14 years in OUSD, I’ve worked at Jefferson Middle School, Oceanside High School and El Camino High School.  I’ve finally landed where my talents intersect with my passion and purpose, here at Surfside Academy.  I absolutely love our students, families and staff.  I can’t think of a better place or better people to spend my days with! 

Mr. Eric Frandsen
Eric Frandsen
Mr. Mike Gomez
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Ms. Kim Takatsuki
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