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Meet the Washington Administrators


Mindy McBride, Middle School Principal

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

Elias Oguz, High School Principal

Elias Oguz is 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.

Ms. Kathryn Garvey

My name is Kate Garvey and I am excited to be joining the Washington Middle School team as the 6th Grade Assistant Principal.

This will be my 13th year working for SPPS, most recently I have served as the Assistant Principal at Bruce F. Vento. Prior to being an AP, I worked as a third and fourth-grade teacher at Farnsworth Aerospace and Four Seasons Arts as well as Media Specialist and TOSA.

As an educator, I believe that relationships matter and building strong relationships is key to success. I enjoy strong collaboration and am excited to join the team at Washington Middle. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and connecting with friends. Also, as a former student athlete, I enjoy watching youth sports, specifically basketball.

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.

Mr. Peirre Conwell

Peirre Conwell, M.E.D., is the new eight grade assistant principal at Washington Technology Magnet School. Before joining Washington, Peirre was a Dean of Students in District 191 and obtained his K-12 Principal Licensure at Mankato State University.

Before working in District 191, Peirre worked at Farnsworth Aerospace as the Cultural Specialist, where he used Restorative practices to build relationships with staff and students. Peirre is a former SPPS graduate and athlete. In his free time, he loves to hike with his family and attend athletic events.

Phone: 651-331-6384


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.

Ms. Deborah McCain

HelIo, my name is Ms. Deborah McCain and I am the newest administrator to join the Washington Technology community. I have served in St. Paul Public Schools for over 25 years in various capacities. I've served as an elementary teacher, curriculum coordinator and administrator. I enjoy working with students, staff and families. My desire is to help and support all students reach their full potential and make a difference in their lives as they strive for greatness. 

Phone: 744-3219


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.