Degrees and Certifications:
Boys Basketball Team for 2019:
Abajebel, Jebel- Team Manager Due to Injury
Agueirre Bueno, Luis ****
Assefa, Kidus ****
Blau, Walter ****
Blumer-Lamotte, Daniel ****
Bougie, Charles ****
Brown, Antonie ****
Bugeraha, Musa ****
Dale, Alexei (AJ)
Johnson, Kevin ****
McKitten, Jamel ****
Mohammed, Samir ****
Nordquist, Wesley ****
Robinson, Chase ****
Tedase, Nahome ****
If you have **** next to name, you need to connect with Coach McCann after practice on Tuesday (rest assured- you are on the team).
For those that did not make the team, please continue playing basketball (Rec Centers, YMCAs, Open Gyms).
Please know that there were more student-athletes that did not make the team than those that were selected on the team.
You are all wonderful people and will be fine basketball players! Keep playing and best wishes.
The 2018-19 academic year will be Jesse McCann's 7th 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.
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.
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