Administration

Andrew Boysen
Principal
Deanna Tower
Assistant Principal of Pupil Services
TBD
Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

ANDY BOYSEN, PRINCIPAL



Andy BoysenAndrew Boysen was a long-time English teacher at HMBHS who then became the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction in 2019. Three years later, Mr. Boysen became the Principal of Half Moon Bay High School. His vision is to give students a safe, equitable, and comprehensive education. He strives to promote democratic values and a growth mindset to students in an environment where continuous improvement is brought about by the teamwork of all stakeholders.

He was born and raised in the Harbor Area of Los Angeles before graduating from CSU Chico and Humboldt State University. He has taught at an IB school in Ecuador and Butte Community College. He likes to spend time with his family traveling, doing outdoor sports, gardening, going to the theatre, and cooking. He has truly enjoyed working for the Coastside and sees his identity firmly linked to its community.
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DEANNA TOWER, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL of PUPIL SERVICES

DEANNA TOWER,

A long-time teacher at Half Moon Bay High School, Deanna Tower stepped into the role of Assistant Principal of Pupil Services in 2018.  

Over her years as a teacher, Deanna taught Math, English, and Leadership. She coached softball, volleyball, and basketball for many years. Sports are one of her lifelines, whether playing or watching. As a coach, she loved sharing inspirational quotes with her players and analyzing the mental part of the game. One of her favorite quotes:
     “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
                                  ― Rudyard Kipling, 
The Jungle Book

Born and raised on the coast, Ms. Tower is a proud alumna of the Cabrillo Unified School District. In addition to her love for education is her love for the Coastside. The black and orange roots run deep! Above all is her love for her family, both at home and at school. "What is so special about Half Moon Bay High School is that we are a family here as well. Our students and staff exude a tremendous amount of school pride and unity! There's nothing like it! GO COUGARS!"

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TBD, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL of CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION


JOHN NAZAR

 

 

 

Congratulations, Mr. Nazar, on your retirement! We promise to always "Work hard...be kind to one another...and have a great day!"

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