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Elizabeth Harper Mrs. Harper was raised in Pomona and attended Pomona Unified Schools through 4th grade at Montvue Elementary.  Her husband also works for PUSD. She completed her Bachelor's degree at Claremont McKenna College and has two master's degrees, one in education from the Claremont Graduate University and the second in Educational Leadership from Cal state San Bernardino. She has worked for PUSD as a teacher and administrator for 27 years, starting her teaching career at Pomona High School back in 1993.  She is very proud to return to Pomona High School as principal.
Elizabeth Harper, Principal  
Muhammad Abdul-Qawi Growing up in Davenport, Iowa, Mr. Abdul-Qawi's earliest memories are of his wonderful mother reading to him and helping him to foster a love for learning.  While a college student, Mr. Abdul-Qawi's aspirations to teacher were solidified by tutoring students in East End' of Xenia, Ohio.  He received a B.A. in History from Central State University and his Masters from National University.  Upon graduation he migrated to California (1997) and began teaching in Compton USD.  Mr Abdul-Qawi served as a classroom teacher until 2005 when he became an academic intervention specialist. His tenure as an administrator at Pomona High School began in the summer of 2009 with a brief hiatus to Ganesha High (2012-13),  The Ganesha community is special in their own rite, but he was grateful to return home.  He loves the students, staff, and families of Pomona High School and is deeply honored to assist in the process of helping to fulfill our students' potential and realize their dreams.
Muhammad Abdul-Qawi, Assistant Principal  
Karen Brisley Karen Brisley was born in Tokyo, Japan and has traveled all her life.  She attended Johnson High School in Tokyo, Japan.  Upon graduation, she returned to the United States to attend Antelope Valley College where she received her AS degree.  She took a break from school and worked at the Indian Center and the Service for Asian American Youth Organizations in Los Angeles where she worked with Native/Indigenous and Asian youth to support their education, finding a job, and learning about their cultural heritage.  Ms. Brisley returned to school and attended the University of La Verne to obtain her Bachelor's Degree.  She then returned to obtain her teaching credential in mathematics and a Master's in Educational Leadership.  Ms. Brisley was invited to join PUSD in 2001 to start Village Academy where she taught mathematics and technology. She left Village in 2010 to become an Assistant Principal at Ganesha, Principal at Diamond Point Elementary, and in 2018 to Pomona High as Assistant Principal.  My goal is to support every student at PHS to achieve their dreams; whether it be to continue their education or to enter the workforce. To be productive citizens in the community.
Karen Brisley, Assistant Principal  
Calondra Jolly Calondra Jolly was born in Inglewood and spent her weekends and summers in Los Angeles while attending school in Cerritos.  She graduated from Gahr High School where she was also the captain of the varsity track team.  Upon graduating from high school she attended UC San Diego before moving to Texas.  Once returning to California, she obtained an Associate of Science degree from West LA College; a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from CSU Northridge; and a Master's degree in Education from the University of La Verne.  She is currently attending San Diego State University working on her Doctorate.  Ms. Jolly has worked for PUSD since 2002, where she has taught mathematics in grades 6-12; coached middle school track teams; provided academic coaching for teachers.  She has been an Assistant Principal of math, activities, and athletics. She joined the Pomona High Administration Team in 2018. Ms. Jolly believes in helping students set goals, to motivate them to plan for their future success.
Calondra Jolly, Assistant Principal  
Deanna Konop Deanna Konop was born in Escondido, but grew up in El Monte and West Covina.  She graduated from West Covina High School and then attended Mt. SAC, where she earned her AA and then continued her education and graduated from Cal State Fullerton, with a BA in English.  Next Ms. Konop attended Point Loma Nazarene University, where she earned her teaching credential, Master's in Educational Leadership and her Educational Specialist degree.  She is currently attending Pepperdine University working on her Doctorate.  Ms. Konop has worked for PUSD for 11 years where she taught English, Yearbook, Reading, and CAHSEE classes.  Then she became an Activities Director for a high school in the district and then moved on to become an Assistant Principal.  She has worked at Pomona High for the last 9 years as an Assistant Principal and she loves being here.  Ms. Konop encourages all of our students to do their best, no matter what obstacle may lie in front of them and to think positive everyday.
Deanna Konop, Assistant Principal  
Leonard Hudson Leonard Hudson currently serves as the Athletic Director at Pomona High.  He also serves as the Head Varsity Football Coach, as well as the Head Varsity Boys Track and Field Coach.  He attended UC Berkeley and Cal State Fullerton after graduating from Pomona High in 1987.  He received a full athletic scholarship to UC Berkeley in the sport of football.  He has been employed by the PUSD for over 20 years.  His vision for Pomona High is to bring back pride throughout the school and community.  Being a part of a large alumni network like what we have at Pomona High is very important and endearing to many.  One of the many goals that he has is for our kids to leave here and come back to provide not only guidance but inspiration for the classes to come.
Leonard Hudson, Athletics Director  
LaShonne Mitchell LaShonne Mitchell currently serves as the Activities Director at Pomona High.  She also teaches Drama and advises and works with the Pomona High Associated Student Body Leaders.  She has been an educator in PUSD for 26 years. She attended Los Altos High School, Hope International University, and Azusa Pacific University.  She has always had a passion for positive school culture.  She was voted "Most School Spirited" in high school.  Her goal for Pomona High is to instill the same zeal in our students so they may continue to leave a legacy of Red Devil Spirit for generations to come.
LaShonne Mitchell, Activities Director  
Joyce Lizama, Office Manager