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 Administrators 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’s goal is to develop each student academically, grow 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 toward 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.
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. Kensy and the Tech Admin Team presented at MASSP this past year on Engaging All Stakeholders.
She cares about the success of all students and staff and is excited to build strong connections with students, staff, and families. Tiger PRIDE!
Cindi Patten, Assistant Principal
Cindi Patten returns to Tech High School for her second year as assistant principal. She has been with ISD 742 for six years, beginning as the alternative to suspension teacher at Apollo, and then spending two years as an academic coach at Apollo and two years as administrative intern for Tech. She spent the first fifteen years of her career teaching social studies in Litchfield, Minnesota.
Patten has always held a soft spot in her heart for freshmen. She feels fortunate to be able to lead the ninth grade BARR program at Tech High School. She is deeply committed to the mission of ISD 742, and is excited to continue building positive relationships with students, families and staff at Tech High School.
Jesús Sandoval, Assistant Principal
Jesús Sandoval is entering his third 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 fifth 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.