Meet the Washington Administrators


Ms. Stacie Bonnick - Principal

  • Ms. Stacie Bonnick is extremely proud to be the Principal of Washington Technology Magnet School. She has served St. Paul Public Schools as an employee for over twenty-five years. Her career with SPPS began as a an elementary school/Title 1 teacher.  Once she completed her K-12 Prinicpal License from St. Mary's University she decided to leave the elementary world and gain some experience at the secondary level.  She was fortunate enough to land a spot at Humboldt Senior High School as a Literacy Coach.  From Humboldt she traveled to Como Senior High School to be an administrative intern and then Assistant Principal at Washington Technology Magnet School for 10 years. 

    Ms. Bonnick is a second generation graduate of St. Paul Public Schools, her mother, uncle and aunt all graduated from Murray back when it was a high school.  She was fortunate to be able to attend St. Anthony Park Elementary School, Murray Junior High and then graduated from Central High School.  After graduation she headed to St. Cloud State University in Minnesota where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a Minor is Minority Studies.  After finishing college she moved back "home" to St. Paul and was extremely excited to be contracted as a SPPS teacher .  Within two years of her teaching career she returned to college and earned a Master's Degree in Education and a K-12 Principal License through St. Mary's University in the Twin Cities.  Looking for another opportunity to strengthen her leadershiop skills Ms. Bonnick returned  to St. Mary's Univeristy in 2006 and earned an Education Specialist Degree.  Special interests include Literacy development, College and Career Readiness,  AVID, curriculum planning and helping to make sure all students succeed academically, socially and emotionally.  When she is not at work she loves to spend time with her family especially her two children, a daughter who is twenty-six years old and a son who will be a junior at Osseo Senior High School this coming school year.  She enjoys reading, a good movie at the theater (with popcorn of course) and long walks with their dog Rocky.       



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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.

Phone: 651-331-6384


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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.

Phone: 744-3219


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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.