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Meet the Staff

The required high school courses are taught by San Mateo Union High School District teachers. The teachers also monitor student progress in the program and advise students both in academic courses and career preparation.

Greg QuigleyThe Middle College principal is Greg Quigley. In addition to his Middle College duties, he serves as a district IEP specialist at all district high schools and he chairs the SMUHSD health, physical education and guidance councils. Mr. Quigley taught English at Aragon High (1991-2000) and served as the English Department Chair for four years. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University, a master's degree in public administration from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, and an administrative credential from San Jose State University.
Greg LanceGreg Lance joined the Middle College program in Fall 2011 as the Middle College English teacher and the junior advisor. Mr. Lance taught English at Hillsdale High for 18 years. While at Hillsdale, he developed and implemented the Senior Exhibition project and designed the Social Action Academy, integrating English and social science curriculum through a service learning approach. He earned a B.A. in English from U.C. Santa Barbara, and later earned two Master's degrees from Stanford University, one in Education and the other is East Asian Studies. He was recognized by the California League of High Schools as the Educator of the Year in 2010.
Mike ClardyMichael Clardy has taught at Middle College for 14 years. He started in 2000, then spent the 2006-07 school year teaching at his alma mater, Coronado High School In San Diego. Mr. Clardy teaches Economics, Government and U.S. History at Middle College and is the senior advisor. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at St. Mary's College in Moraga and a master's degree from San Francisco State University.
Jesenia DiazJesenia Diaz teaches the CRER 121 and CRER 122 classes, which are primarily made up of Middle College students. She also is a part-time Middle College counselor. Ms. Diaz also works in the CSM counseling department. She earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology/sociology from UC Davis and a Master's degree in counseling psychology from Argosy University.
Laurie Carrasquedo Laurie Carrasquedo joined Middle College as the office assistant in March 2012.