Meet the Washington Administrators

 
 
 

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Mindy McBride, Middle School Principal

Mindy McBride will be the middle school principal. Principal McBride has been a principal at Global Art Plus and most recently at Parkway.

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Elias Oguz, High School Principal

Elias Oguz will be the high school principal. Principal Oguz was a math teacher and secondary principal, and most recently was the principal at Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary.

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Ms. Shandyn Benson

I am excited to be a member of the Washington community this year as the 6th grade Assistant Principal. I have been an educator in St. Paul for 22 years and in that time have had many roles. I have worked in the ALC as an ELA and Social Studies teacher, I was at Harding High School for 10 years as a Social Studies teacher and IB MYP Coordinator, I was a TOSA in the Office of Teaching and Learning with Talent Development and Acceleration Services and finally I was the Learning Lead at Ramsey Middle School.


When I am not working, I am spending time on a softball field, basketball court, or soccer field with my two girls. I have coached softball for the last 6 years and am currently a co-director for Rosemount Traveling Softball. I am also a runner and am usually training for my next marathon. This helps me keep a healthy balance of work and home life.

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Mr. Hsajune Dyan

I graduated from Saint Paul Public Schools in 2004 and excited to be back at Washington as an Assistant Principal. I look forward to working with the 8th grade teachers and students at Washington. Go Eagles!

 

Before coming to Washington, I worked as a Bilingual Education Assistant at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies and Como Park Senior High School. Then I spend a few years at district offices, which included Communication Department, Multilingual Department, and Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships. I earned my undergraduate degree in history from UW-River Falls in 2008, graduate degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration from Metropolitan State University in 2015 and K-12 principal licensure from Bethel University in 2019.

 

In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling with my family, and watching sports – all domestic major sports leagues and major European soccer leagues.

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Mr. Jonathan Jones

I am excited to be returning to the Washington community this year as the 8th grade Assistant Principal. I have been an educator for 30 years and in that time have had many roles. My first job out of high school was at Galtier Magnet in 1993 working as an EA, I have worked as a teacher, special education teacher, TOSA and was the district Check and Connect coordinators for several years. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two sons and building community through my education consulting company and nonprofit organization.

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Mr. Dean Keenan

Mr. Dean Keenan is beginning his fifth year as an administrator at Washington Technology Magnet. Mr. Keenan began his career in St. Paul Public Schools as a social studies teacher at Ramsey Jr. High in 1987. Mr. Keenan moved to Harding High School in 1994 where he continued to teach social studies and coach basketball. Mr. Keenan moved into administration in 2000.