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Elizabeth Harper
Elizabeth Harper
Principal
 
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.  
 
 
   
Karen Brisley
Karen Brisley
Assistant Principal
 
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.  
 
 
   
Deanna Konop
Deanna Konop
Assistant Principal
 
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, Masters in Educational Leadership and her Educational Specialist degree.  She earned her Doctorate from Pepperdine University.  Dr. 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.  Dr. Konop encourages all of our students to do their best, no matter what obstacle may lie in front of them, and to think positively every day.  
 
 
   
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Takiyah Rogers
Assistant Principal
 
Takiyah Rogers was raised in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. where she attended Rancho Cucamonga High School. She attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where she earned her Bachelor's degree in English. She then attended Claremont Graduate University where she received her Master's degree in Education and has recently completed coursework at National University where she received her Master's in Educational Leadership. Ms. Rogers began working for PUSD in 2010 as an English teacher at Pomona High School. In 2018, she left Pomona High and transitioned into a Teacher on Special Assignment position at Park West High School. Ms. Rogers has recently returned to Pomona High School as an Assistant Principal. She is happy to serve the students and families of this community and believes in doing whatever it takes to help students learn, grow, and achieve.  
 
 
   
Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez
Teacher on Assignment
 
Michael Sanchez was born and raised in Pomona & attended all PUSD schools. He went to Barfield Elementary, Palomares Middle School, & Pomona High School. Mr. Sanchez completed his B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) & M.S. in Educational Administration at National University. Mr. Sanchez has been an educator for 5 years, all at Pomona High School. As a teacher, he taught Mathematics, AVID, & coached the Boys Varsity Soccer team. Mr. Sanchez currently works as a Teacher on Assignment on the Administrative team. Mr. Sanchez has experienced Pomona High from many perspectives and his goal is to promote an environment where students flourish and develop the skills that will make them successful members of the Pomona Community!  
 
 
   
Leonard Hudson
Leonard Hudson
Athletics Director
 
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 an inspiration for the classes to come.  
 
 
   
LaShonne Mitchell
LaShonne Mitchell
Activities Director
 
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 the Red Devil Spirit for generations to come.  
 
 
   
Joyce Lizama
Office Manager