Mount Shasta High School

Administration

Mariah Goodrich-Jones, Athletic Director

Mrs. Goodrich, as she is known, has been at Mt. Shasta High School for fourteen years - ten years as a teacher, four as a student. One could say she has come full circle – she even teaches in the same classroom where she took math in high school.

 In the years between graduating from MSHS and returning as a teacher of Mathematics, she spent some time discovering the world and herself in the Virgin Islands, Mexico, and Michigan. She began her college career at College of the Siskiyous where she played both basketball and soccer before transferring to CSU Chico where she earned a degree in Mathematics as well as a credential.  While earning her degree, she worked in the Math Lab tutoring students in all levels of mathematics.  She also held an internship teaching math to incoming freshman. 

 After graduating, she took a position at Happy Camp High School. Although she lacked experience she rebuilt the math department, coached basketball and volleyball and became the Math Department Chair.  She transferred to Mt. Shasta High School after three years.  She is happily married to a Mt. Shasta native and they have three children: two boys and one girl.

Barbara Porteous, Counselor

Mrs. Porteous has worked at Mt. Shasta High School for the last 15 years, the last four of which have been as counselor. She graduated Cum Laude from Chico State University with her bachelor degree in Social Science. 

At Mt. Shasta High School she has taught in the business, foreign language, and social science departments. After nine years in the classroom she returned to school earning her Masters in School Counseling though the University of LaVerne.

Hilary Wilson, Activities Director

Hilary Wilson grew up in Sebago, Maine and graduated from Lake Region High School in 2001. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 after studying abroad for a semester in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. After graduating from UNH she moved from Maine to Chico, CA to attend their teaching credential program from which she graduated in 2008.  Hilary was first hired at Mt. Shasta High School the following school year, a position she found and applied for via internet cafes during a month long backpacking trip around South America.  Hilary had the pleasure of working with Mr. Abbott for that school year and in 2009 she moved to Pennsylvania for a year and, upon her return to California, was a substitute teacher in the Redding area until thankfully the Spanish teacher position became available at MSHS in 2013.  

Hilary has been fortunate enough to have traveled all over Central America, South America and Europe and someday hopes to travel with her students.  She is also a professional seamstress and the costume designer and theater lab teacher for Shasta College in Redding.  Hilary is thrilled to be back in Mt. Shasta and to be working full time at MSHS.  She is honored and excited to be taking on the Activities Director position.