Admin Team

Meet our Administrative Team

Cliff Mitchell

Cliff Mitchell
Principal

Contact Information:

760-290-2711
clifford.mitchell@smusd.org

Todd Marquet, Assistant Principal 

Todd Marquet
Assistant Principal, A - El


Statement of Purpose: strive to find purpose in every day and in everyone. I am dedicated to supporting those educating and being educated within a close knit community in which I live and work. My goal is to be a compassionate, open-minded, and supportive leader that is accessible and positive.


Where I Came From:

I grew up in a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I moved to San Diego about 20 years ago and haven’t looked back!

Where I Went to College:
I went to a small, liberal arts college in upstate New York called Colgate University. I then earned my Master’s Degree from National University. 

My Career in Education: 
I started teaching English as a Second Language in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and San Diego and that’s where I fell in love with the profession. I was then lucky enough to be hired to teach English at San Marcos High School. When Mission Hills was built I was selected to be a Grizzly. At MHHS I have coached basketball, worked on the School Site Council, acted at the English team leader for several years, and supported new teachers as a BTSA Liaison. I worked at Twin Oaks High School for two years as a teacher on special assignment where I fulfilled administrative duties. After that stint, I was fortunate to be brought back the MHHS as an Assistant Principal. 

Contact Info:
760-290-2723
todd.marquet@smusd.org

Amy Hrin, Assistant Principal Amy Hrin
Assistant Principal, LL - Ra


Statement of Purpose:

My purpose is to support a shared vision of high expectations and a nurturing environment where each and every student can achieve and thrive. This vision is achieved through team building, engaging the hearts and minds of all stakeholders through thoughtful capacity building, risk-taking, and modeling the path to create opportunities for student success, thereby enabling students to carve their own path to success for themselves, their families, and within their communities. Where I Came From: I was born in Las Vegas but grew up in San Diego. I currently live in Oceanside. Where I Went to College: Graduated from the University of Arizona. Earned my Masters in Education from National University. My Career in Education:

District Technology TOSA, San Marcos Unified English Teacher at Mission Hills High School for 2 years Taught English at Pitman High School in Turlock, California LA teacher and department head at Woodland Park Middle School for 7 years Assistant Principal at Mission Hills High School

Contact Info:
760-290-2726
amy.hrin@smusd.org

 Nathan Baker, Assistant Principal Nathan Baker
Assistant Principal, Re- 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:
760-2902-2724
nathan.baker@smusd.org
 Shez Sirimanne, Assistant Principal

Shez Sirimanne
Assistant Principal, Em - Li


Statement of Purpose: 

My passion for education drives me to consistently learn, improve, and tackle new challenges, so that I can best play my role in the success of our school community. I believe in giving opportunities to students and staff to grow and lead, in academic, athletic, and community service settings. Creating an environment and culture of excellence and equity that prepares student for their futures should be our noble endeavor. I believe it is important to listen to many different stakeholders, consider multiple perspectives, foster collaboration, embrace diversity, show compassion, and trust and empower our grizzly family to reach our shared goals. 


Where I Came From:

 

I was born in Sydney, Australia but have lived in North County San Diego for most of my life.

Where I Went to College:
I have my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Cal State San Marcos, then returned for my Teacher and Admin Credential.

My Career in Education: 
I started my teaching career at Mission Hills in 2005.
I’ve taught many different math courses.
PLUS Advisor (Peer Leaders Uniting Students)
ONE Advisor (TV News on campus)
ASB Director
Cross Country and Basketball Coach
Now, I am fortunate to help my Mission Hills community as Assistant Principal

Contact Info:
760-290-2722
shehan.sirimanne@smusd.org