Back Bay and Eastbluff to welcome new principals

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) will welcome two new principals starting July 1. Joining Back Bay High School will be Scott Mazurier and Daphne Eby will lead Eastbluff Elementary School.

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Scott Mazurier, principal, Back Bay High School

Scott Mazurier, an experienced educator and administrator with great passion and commitment to finding pathways of success for all students, previously served as the principal of El Camino Real High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District’s continuation high school. While there, he built a school culture based on a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) that promoted equity and care for all students. Mazurier is known for his genuine belief in students, and collaboration with staff to find realistic pathways for students to succeed.

During his 19-year career in education, Mazurier has held a variety of leadership roles that allowed him to develop well-rounded strengths and understanding in areas such as student support, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), data analysis, teacher coaching and collaboration, Career Technical Education (CTE) and campus safety, and he served as a special education teacher.

Mazurier earned a bachelor of arts in human development from the University of California, San Diego, and a master of science in educational leadership from California State University, Fullerton.

Daphne Eby, principal, Eastbluff Elementary School

As an experienced site leader, Daphne Eby brings an unwavering commitment to supporting the overall well-being of students at Eastbluff Elementary. As the principal of Discovery Elementary School in the San Marcos Unified School District, she cultivated a positive school community that prioritized inclusivity, safety, connectedness and collaboration.

In partnership with the school community, Eby developed and implemented data-driven systems to establish a results-oriented school culture that ensured all students received differentiated instruction, fostering individual academic, behavioral and social-emotional growth. She also worked with various partners to develop a STEAM Lab, including a Makerspace and Innovation Lab, and increased opportunities for student leadership clubs and school-wide community events.

In addition to her current position, Eby has spent her 14-year career serving in elementary schools as an assistant principal, content support resource teacher, classroom teacher and strategic intervention teacher.

Eby received a bachelor of science in business management from California State University, San Marcos, and a master of science in educational leadership from California State University, East Bay.

Both Mazurier and Eby are excited to join the Newport-Mesa community.


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