Admin Team

Meet our Administrative Team

Cliff Mitchell

Cliff Mitchell

Contact Information:
[email protected]

 Nathan Baker, Assistant Principal Nathan Baker
Assistant Principal, Lo- Z

Statement of Purpose:
It is my goal to prepare all our student Grizzlies for student success; to be responsible, independent, thoughtful and creative young adults who reach their full potential academically, socially, physically and emotionally. I believe all students are scholars and will meet or exceed academic proficiencies, prepared to excel in college, military or career and beyond. To ensure students attain success it is imperative I support the MH staff by being a competent, fully engaged leader who will seek to understand, who holds high personal regard and will follow-through in my actions connected to student success.

Where I came from…
I was born in San Diego and grew up in San Marcos. I graduated from SMHS in '95

Where I Went to College:
I graduated from University of California San Diego in 2000 with a BS in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology. In 2001 I earned my single subject life science and chemistry credential from California State University San Marcos. In 2007 I completed my MA in Education with an emphasis in Education Administration.

My Career in Education: 
2001-2004; Teacher SMHS Biology, Chemistry
2004-2009; Teacher MHHS Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Biochemistry, Teacher of the Year 2008-09
2009-2010; Teacher Atholton HS Colombia MD Biology
2010-2012; Teacher MHHS Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Biochemistry, Crystal Apple Award 2011-12

In addition to teaching I have had the pleasure of being in several different positions including:

Freshman Boys Soccer Coach

Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

BTSA Support Provider

CSUSM Student Teacher Coordinator

EEI Teacher Leader

AP Coordinator

Science Team Leader

2012-Current; Assistant Principal MHHS

Contact Info:

[email protected]
 photo of Jillian Ryan  

Jillian Ryan
Assistant Principal

Statement of Purpose: 

I believe that the most important part of our work as educators is the relationships we develop with both our students, their families, and our colleagues. As an assistant principal, I leverage my relationships with my colleagues to best support them into providing the most effective, supportive, and responsive environments for their students. I utilize my connectedness to the community to provide a more inclusive experience for our stakeholders. I build upon the relationships I’ve developed with our staff to support their own development as educators. I am a perpetual learner, and I am honored to uphold the the responsibility to be an equity-driven leader with a clear vision for student success and belonging.

Where I Came From:

I was born in Ventura, CA. I went to school in Davis, CA, and moved to San Diego in 2008. 

Where I Went to College:
I began my college experience at Ventura Community college. I transferred to UC Davis where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English, Single Subject Teaching Credential (English, Social Studies), and a Masters in Education. I received my Admin Credential from Cal State San Marcos.

My Career in Education: 
I began my career in SDUSD, where I spent 7 years at both the middle and high school levels as an English, ESL, and US History teacher. I moved to North County in 2016 and began working at Mission Hills. Here, I've taught English 9, English 9H, English 10, AP Lang, Journalism, and Video Production as the Student Media Adviser. I also served as Department Team Leader and a hurdles coach for the Track and Field team. I was selected as the Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year, and I now serve this community as an Assistant Principal.

Contact Info:
[email protected] 

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