Mr. McCann



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. McCann

Basketball Tryouts:

45 student-athletes tried out. Due to safety and practice efficiency, we needed to have try-outs and trim the roster to no more than 28. As I told everyone in tryouts, I would love to have all of you make the team, but unfortunately we cannot keep all 45. Thank you for putting in the time, effort, and positive attitude over the 6-day tryout. Please continue to play basketball in some capacity and tryout for more teams. 

The following players made the 28 player roster (2 teams- A Team & B Team): 
Henry Acker
Hayk Andestic
Abenezer Assefa
Andrew Bacigalupi 
Curtis Buckhanan
Jayden Cunningham
Ta'vion Davis
Josh Flaminio
Alex Figuera
Charles Fragassi
Daevon Goodhow *See Coach McCann on Monday
Durelle Hall
Yasin Kanture
Xaver May
Melvin Mensah
Habibi Mohamed
Samir Mohammed
Wesley Norquist
Ishmael Powell
Sonjay Redd
Chase Robinson *See Coach McCann on Monday 
Jimmy Santamaria *See Coach McCann on Monday
Jimmy Somerville
Eli Swearingen
Nahome Tadesse
Mikael Ugass *See Coach McCann on Monday
Terez Vaughn *See Coach McCann on Monday
Monaire Vaughn *See Coach McCann on Monday

First game is on Tuesday, Jan 30 at Washington Tech. 


Coach McCann


The 2017-18 academic year will be Jesse McCann's 6th school year with Saint Paul Public Schools. He has spent time at all 3 levels- Elementary (Summer School Phy Ed) , Middle School, and High School. This year he will be at Highland Park Sr. High as the Work-Based Learning Coordinator. Mr. McCann is excited to coordinate work experiences for students within the Saint Paul Area. Mr. McCann teaches Career Seminars which allows students to learn about employability skills, acquiring/maintaining work, and career exploration. Mr. McCann plans to coach Basketball in the winter season for both boys and girls Junior High teams at Highland Middle. 

Background on McCann:

McCann grew up in west cental Minnesota. A big part of his life revolves around athletics. He participated in high school sports: cross country and basketball. Saint Cloud Tech and Community College was McCann's first stop for post secondary education after graduating high school. Following a stint of studying and playing basketball at Saint Cloud Tech, McCann went on to study education at Saint Cloud State University.  McCann also studied Chemical Dependency and played a season of basketball at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN.

His first teaching license is in Special Education: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders.  Mr. McCann also completed his Teacher/Coordinator of Work-Based Learning at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. 

Mr. McCann's top hobbies include distance running, fitness, basketball, spending time with family and friends, and attending music events.

Prior to coming to Saint Paul School District, Mr. McCann worked the Junveline Detention Center in Hastings, MN. 

Class/Transition Material:

Individual Career Assessment - Iseek assessment to match career you may find of interest

MN Career Fields, Clusters, and Pathways- Iseek Website

Attitude over IQ- Link to Forbes Article on the importance of attitude over IQ.

The Need for Vocational Training- Link to Forbes' article on Voc Training.

Resume Sample

Monsters Top 10 Intrview Questions to Prep For

Article on the Cost of College

Elevator Pitch

Business Etiquette- The Leadernote Series- University of Gerogia- has key tips on being professional!

What is a leadership?- click link to read to understand the basics of leadership

Top 10 Leadership Qualities for Careers Click the link to be routed to career web site