Sequoyah High SchoolOUR CAMPUS

Sequoyah High School’s campus is situated on the grounds of the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church at 301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard.

Designed by Pasadena architect Doug Ewing, the classroom buildings complement the neighborhood’s craftsman homes, and the extensive surrounding gardens. Within a block of campus, a walking path leads down to the playing fields, tennis courts and Rose Bowl Aquatic Center located at Brookside Park in the Arroyo Seco.

Although they are entirely separate institutions, Sequoyah and the Neighborhood Church share a unique history. Sequoyah’s elementary and junior high school campus is located on the former grounds of the Neighborhood Church at 535 S Pasadena Avenue. The missions of both the school and the church honor the principles of mutual respect, inclusion and equity.

To learn more, please sign up to visit us:
Open House, Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet, Wednesday, January 9, 2019,  9:00–10:30 a.m.
Tours run Wednesdays: 10/24, 11/14, 11/24, 12/12, 1/16, 1/23 – 9:00-11:00 a.m
For further information, contact us via email.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking is restricted and no parking is allowed on residential streets.

Sequoyah High SchoolADMINISTRATION

Mark Alongi
Marc Alongi
High School Director
Josh Brody
Josh Brody
Head of School
Azizi Williams
Azizi Williams
Assistant Director
Carolyn Stirling
Carolyn Stirling
Director of Admissions
Emily Singer
Emily Singer
Director of Curriculum
and Student Support
james
James Cooper
Chief Financial Officer
Randy Bunnao
Randy Bunnao
Director of
Communications
Ryan McDaniel
Ryan McDaniel
Director of
Advancement
Sal Lagunas
Sal Lagunas
Director of
Operations
Brian Eagen
Brian Eagen
Director of Field Studies
Zed Kelley
Zed Kelley
Director of
Technology
Dornel Cerro
Dornel Cerro
Head Librarian
Amber Gravely
Amber Gravely
K-12 Athletic Director
RJ Sakai
RJ Sakai
Director of Social Innovation
Elsa von Heydenreich
Elsa von Heydenreich
Director of
College Counseling
Carolina Arango
Carolina Arango
K-12 Student Support Coordinator
Lee Michael Krieger
Lee Michael Krieger
K-12 Field Studies Specialist
Kay Yamamoto
Kay Yamamoto
K-12 Development
Associate
Eileen Lee
Eileen Lee
K-12 Development
Associate
Patricia Han
Patricia Han
High School
Admissions Associate
Debbie Deems
Debbie Deems
High School
Administrative Assistant
 
 

Sequoyah High SchoolFACULTY

Ronnie Bryan
Ronnie Bryan
Mathematics & Science
Justin Kenderes
Justin Kenderes
Mathematics
Kristine Nakada
Kristine Nakada
Mathematics
Laura Haney
Laura Haney
Science
Justin Thompson
Justin Thompson
Chemistry
Ian Chang
Ian Chang
Humanities
Sean Hamidi
Sean Hamidi
Humanities
Julian Petri
Julian Petri
Humanities
Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham
Humanities
Marisol Perez
Marisol Perez
Spanish
Ilan Vaisman
Ilan Vaisman
Spanish
Peter Wallis
Peter Wallis
Visual Arts
Viviana Palacio
Viviana Palacio
Visual Arts
Ben Ede
Ben Ede
Music
Arden Thomas
Arden Thomas
Performing Arts
Anais Plasketes
Anais Plasketes
Learning Specialist
 
 
 

Careers at Sequoyah SchoolA PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY

See current career opportunities below.

We seek individuals who are passionate, innovative and creative, able to develop curriculum, and responsive to students’ needs.

We are seeking candidates who are:

  • passionate about problem-based, student-centered learning
  • experienced or interested in changemaking and service-learning
  • experienced or interested in faculty collaboration, including curriculum planning
  • able to demonstrate mastery in their subject area

Sequoyah School has a rich history of diversity and seeks candidates to enhance that tradition. Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits.

JOB LISTINGS

See all Sequoyah School faculty and administrative position offerings.

FULL-TIME POSITION: Part-time Administration and part-time Faculty
Starts 2019-2020 School Year
REPORTS TO: High School Director

Download Job Description:
Dean of Students & 11-12 English Faculty Hybrid Position

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé along with a completed application and any material requested in the job description. Use the title of this position in your “Subject” line.

9-12 Faculty & Staff Positions


Dean of Students & 11-12 English Faculty Hybrid Position

Full-time position – Part-time Administration and part-time Faculty
Starts 2019-2020 School Year
Reports to High School Director

We are seeking candidates for a full-time hybrid position consisting of a part-time 9-12 Dean of Students and a part-time 11-12 English teacher. Candidates should be passionate about project-based, student-centered pedagogy and have experience with or have an interest in changemaking and service-learning. Additionally, they should have experience teaching English and be able to demonstrate mastery in the field of literature.

The part-time Dean of Students role includes collaborating with the High School Director to address social, emotional, and academic needs of students; overseeing the disciplinary process; coordinating with the Community Norms Committee, as well as other duties. The part-time English faculty role includes teaching one section of English per term, including Advanced Studies, and to serve as an advisor to a designated group of students and facilitate a Social Innovation Program student team, among other activities.

PART-TIME POSITION
Starts 2019-2020 School Year
REPORTS TO: High School Director

Download Job Description:
11-12 English Teacher

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé along with a completed application and any material requested in the job description. Use the title of this position in your “Subject” line.

11-12 English Teacher

Part-time position
Starts 2019-2020 School Year
Reports to High School Director

We are seeking candidates who have experience teaching English and are able to demonstrate mastery in the field of literature. Candidates should be passionate about project-based, student-centered pedagogy and have experience with or have an interest in changemaking and service-learning.

Responsibilities for this part-time position include teaching one section of English per term, including Advanced Studies, and to serve as an advisor to a designated group of students and facilitate a Social Innovation Program student team, among other activities.

See all Sequoyah School faculty and administrative position offerings.

K-12 Administrative, Faculty & Staff Positions


FULL-TIME POSITION:
10-month position
2019-2020 School Year
(starts August 2019)
Reports to REPORTS TO:

Download Job Description:
Assistant Director of Field Studies (K-12)

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé along with a completed application to Brian Eagen, Director of Field Studies. Use the title of this position in your “Subject” line.

Assistant Director of Field Studies (K-12)

Full-time, 10-month position
2019-2020 School Year (starts August 2019)
Reports to Director of Field Studies

We are seeking candidates who have experience teaching English, history, and/or humanities and are able to demonstrate mastery in the field of literature. Candidates should be passionate about project-based, student-centered pedagogy and have experience with or have an interest in changemaking and service-learning.

Responsibilities for this full-time position include teaching two sections of Humanities per term, including Advanced Studies, and to serve as an advisor to a designated group of students and facilitate a Social Innovation Program student team, among other activities.

FULL-TIME POSITION
REPORTS TO: Director of Technology

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Technology Support Specialist (K-12)

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé along with a completed application to Zed Kelley, Director of Technology. Use the title of this position in your “Subject” line.

Technology Support Specialist (K-12)

Full-time position
Reports to Director of Technology

The Technology Department provides technical support for all functions of the School. Responding to phone calls, emails, or in-person requests, the Technology Support Specialist (TSS) provides the initial contact for all computer questions and problems on campus from faculty, staff, and students, and will document, track and monitor issues to ensure a timely resolution. As a member of the Technology Department, the TSS will also support the Director of Technology on projects related to academic programming and administrative functions. This includes collaborating, brainstorming and sharing best practices within the department and the school community.

See all Sequoyah School faculty and administrative position offerings.

K-8 Faculty & Staff Positions


FULL-TIME POSITION
REPORTS TO: Assistant Head of School

Theatre Specialist (K-8)

Full-time position
Reports to Assistant Head of School

The Technology Department provides technical support for all functions of the School. Responding to phone calls, emails, or in-person requests, the Technology Support Specialist (TSS) provides the initial contact for all computer questions and problems on campus from faculty, staff, and students, and will document, track and monitor issues to ensure a timely resolution. As a member of the Technology Department, the TSS will also support the Director of Technology on projects related to academic programming and administrative functions. This includes collaborating, brainstorming and sharing best practices within the department and the school community.

PART-TIME POSITIONS: 20 hours/week
Starting immediately
REPORTS TO: Director of Daycare

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Daycare Staff (K-8)

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé and a cover letter to Mason Kaye, Director of Daycare and After-School Programs. Your cover letter should detail why you are interested in this position and why you think you would be a good fit for Sequoyah. Please include “Daycare Staff” in the subject line of your email.

K-8 Daycare Staff

K-8 Part-time positions, starting immediately
20 hours per week, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Also during daytime and evening meetings, special events, and teacher in-service days

Reports to Director of Daycare

Sequoyah’s unique Daycare program is designed to be a place for children to discover new roles they might not typically experience in their classrooms. Daycare provides a rich environment, full of resources for student exploration – from a wide variety of materials to our multi-talented staff. Daycare provides an extension of Sequoyah’s social-emotional learning philosophy and offers a unique addition to the school day.

Daycare staff members (K-8) are responsible for providing after-school student supervision through engagement in activities, games, arts & crafts, learning, and play.

Learn more about working at Sequoyah on the Sequoyah School K-8 website.

Sequoyah at a GlanceSEQUOYAH
K-12 QUICK FACTS

Sequoyah Gryphons

Sequoyah Gryphons

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  • Location Sequoyah School is located on two campuses in Pasadena, California; 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles
  • Grade Levels Elementary and Junior High (K-8)
    Entry age – 5 years old by September 1
    High School (9-12) – Opened with 9th and 10th graders September 2016. The Class of 2019 is our first graduating class.
  • Heritage Sequoyah School was founded in 1958.
    The name of the school reflects the love of books and reading that inspires lifelong learning.
  • Logo Sequoyah School’s logo was inspired by a Cherokee symbol. We chose the open hand for its confident illustration of Sequoyah’s hands-on approach to education.
  • Sports Team Mascot The Gryphon
  • Diversity Students of Color – 53%
    African American – 6.8%
    Asian American – 5.6%
    European American/Caucasian – 41%
    Latino/Hispanic American – 12.9%
    Multiracial American – 27%
    Native American – 0%
    Pacific Islander – 0%
    Middle Eastern American – 0.8%
    Not Available – 6%
    Indexed Tuition – 30-40% of Families
  • Religious Affiliation None
  • Uniform None
  • High School Tuition
    2018-2019
    Top Tuition: $30,900
  • High School Fees for 2018-2019 Field study and activities fees (including trips, clubs, PE, sports): $2,524
    Sequoyah new student fee: $1,500

School Policies that Relate to Employee Interactions with Students

The California Education Code requires schools to provide sections related to employee interactions with students in its code of conduct to parents and guardians of enrolled students on the school’s website. Employees are strictly forbidden from any fraternizing, dating and/or consensual romantic/sexual relationships (collectively referred to as “personal relationships”) with students under any circumstances.