Jason Harris, Principal
Principal Harris is an educator and leader with more than 20 years of experience working in middle and high school in urban and suburban school districts. He earned his bachelor's degree at Minnesota State, Moorhead, master's degree and K-12 administrator's licensure at Saint Mary’s University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at St. Cloud State University in Educational Leadership.
His vision is to use all energies and resources committed to student learning and achievement through a collaborative culture focused on results. Principal Harris’ goal is to develop each student academically, develop them socially and emotionally, while guiding them toward independent thinking, problem-solving, and to prepare them for post-secondary options and career readiness. He believes the Tech learning community is strengthened by partnerships with all stakeholders. Active participation of staff, students, families and community partners are essential to a successful Tech learning community.
Some fun facts about Principal Harris: He is married with two children. He loves spending time with family and friends. He enjoys traveling, biking and is a huge sports fan. His favorite quote is “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”~ Nelson Mandela.
Email: Jason Harris
Hillary Johnson, Assistant Principal
Hillary Johnson is in her first 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 8U softball for Waite Park. She is honored to be back at Tech and looks forward to an exciting school year.
Email: Hillary Johnson
Molly Kensy, Assistant Principal
Molly Kensy is an assistant principal at Tech High School this year. 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 completed her K-12 Principal and Superintendent license.
Prior to her service in St. Cloud Area Schools, Kensy has served in various educational positions in Sauk Rapids-Rice School District and Becker School District including classroom teaching, subbing, and coaching. She has served on various leadership teams that focused on culture, data, innovation, and curriculum development.
She cares about the success of all students and staff and is excited to build strong connections with students, staff, and families. Tiger PRIDE!
Email: Molly Kensy
Jesús Sandoval, Assistant Principal
Jesús Sandoval is entering his fifth year as one of the assistant principals at Tech High School. He has been with District 742 since 2008 as a mathematics teacher and will begin his seventh year as an administrator. Sandoval received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University. He received his master's in Administration and Leadership along with his Principal and Superintendent Licensures from Saint Cloud State University.
Sandoval is passionate about the mission of 742 and is pleased to be apart of Tech High School’s traditions. He looks forward to working with students, families and staff at Tech. He strives to build positive relationships while leading with integrity. He also has a relentless commitment to student achievement and helping adolescents become lifelong contributing members of society.
When not at school, Sandoval can be found spending time with his family, cooking, playing games, working out, watching movies or being outdoors.
Email: Jesus Sandoval