Molly Kensy, Principal
Principal Kensy has been a part of our Tech learning community for the past three school years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from St. Cloud State University, and her K-12 Principal and Superintendent License. Ms. Kensy has been with District 742 for four school years.
Kensy cares about the success and well-being of all students and staff. She is excited to continue to build partnerships and relationships within the Tech community. She is most excited about the opportunity to work closely with students and families to empower all to make the most of the high school experience. She believes togetherness will ensure all students find their excellence at Tech.
She is committed to student academic achievement and building a strong sense of community and belonging. Principal Kensy’s goal is to enhance each student academically, socially and emotionally while developing independent thinking and preparing them for post-secondary options and career readiness.
Kensy values partnerships with all stakeholders and will work to continue to strengthen the Tech learning community. Partnerships with families, students, staff and the community are essential to a thriving learning community.
When Kensy is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and running. Her three kids are very active. She is coaching or cheering her children on from the side lines. Her family enjoys bonfires and time outside exploring together. Tiger PRIDE!
Email: Molly Kensy
Julie Granberg, Assistant Principal
This is Julie Granberg’s first year as assistant principal at Tech High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University, a master’s degree in deaf and hard of hearing from the University of Minnesota and K-12 Educational Administration and Leadership Certificate from St. Cloud State University. Granberg has spent her entire teaching career with District 742 from being a para, to a special education teacher for deaf and hard of hearing students and in many elementary classrooms across the district.
Julie looks forward to working with an age group of students who are ready to make the leap into adulthood. She has seen students of 742 in all areas of development and is ready to see how they develop in their last years of school. Her goal at this level is to help each student find their passion and help them reach their goals. She wants every student and family to feel welcome in the space at Tech High School.
When Julie is not at school, she enjoys reading books on the deck, eating food that her husband has grilled and traveling with her husband and kids. She has two children. One will be a senior at Tech and the other will be a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. Go Gophers!
Email: Julie Granberg
Hillary Johnson, Assistant Principal
Hillary Johnson is in her second year as an assistant principal at Tech High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics and master’s in math education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as well as her K-12 principal and superintendent licensure from St. Cloud State University. Before coming to Tech, she was an advocate and math specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education's Regional Centers of Excellence where she partnered with schools and districts in building capacity in continuous improvement. She also taught high school math for 14 years at Burnsville High School, Becker High School and at Tech. While teaching at Burnsville, she was the head softball coach and was named the Minnesota Softball Coach of the Year.
Johnson is passionate about student achievement, built on positive relationships with students, staff, families and community members. Her other interests include using student, staff and community voice to drive continuous improvement.
When not at school, she loves biking, boating and playing board games with her wife and two children. She can also be found coaching softball for Waite Park. She is honored to be at Tech and looks forward to an exciting school year.
Email: Hillary Johnson
Abdirashid Saney, Assistant Principal
Abdirashid Saney is an assistant principal at Tech High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), a master’s degree in education and K-12 school counseling license from the University of Wisconsin (River-Falls). Later on, Saney earned his K-12 principal license from the University of Minnesota (Twin-Cities). Saney is excited and grateful to join the Tech team this school year (2023-24).
Prior to joining the Tech team, Saney was an administrative dean at Eden Prairie High School for two years. He also served as the school counselor at Higher Ground Academy, a charter school in St. Paul for seven years.
As an educator, he is passionate about creating a positive school climate where students have fun learning and growing. He is a strong believer that “It takes a village to raise a child” and is committed to partnering with school community members and families to support each child to get connected to the resources they need to succeed.
When he is not at school, Saney enjoys spending time in nature, walking and exploring with his wife and two young sons. So far, his favorite places in St. Cloud are Clemens Gardens and Quarry Park.
Email: Abdirashid Saney