Administration

Andrew Boysen
Principal
Deanna Tower
Assistant Principal of Pupil Services
Jennifer Shuen
Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
David Jones   Student Success Advisor

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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JENNIFER SHUEN, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL of CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION

I was born and raised in Taiwan, R.O.C., and have worked in the education and telecommunications fields with my three Master's degrees. My first Master's was in language teaching, with which I taught K-14 Chinese and English Language Learners and worked with the California Department of Education to revise the World Languages Standards for California Public Schools K-12 (2019). My second Master's was in Computer Science, with which I worked for AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories and received U.S. Patent No. 5103475 for solving a telecommunications real-time and memory issue. My third Master's was received in August 2022 from UC Berkeley's Principal Leadership Institute, which prepared me to be an equity-focused school leader in supporting students' social and emotional well-being and improving student achievement. 

My husband and I are blessed with three beautiful girls.

It's a privilege and honor to serve and support the HMBHS students, parents, and educators. 

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DAVID JONES, STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISOR 



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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