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 and attend an Admissions Event.
PREVIEW & TOURS – Wednesdays, 9:00–11:00 a.m.
10/23, 11/13, 11/20, 12/11, 1/15
Evening event: 10/30, 6:30–8:00 p.m..
MEET & GREET – Wednesday, 2/5, 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
(on temporary leave)
Kito Paul
Kito Paul
K-12 Interim Athletic Director
Viviana Palacio, Interim Dean of Students
Viviana Palacio
High School Interim Dean of Students
RJ Sakai
RJ Sakai
Director of Social Innovation
Elsa von Heydenreich
Elsa von Heydenreich
Director of
College Counseling
Carolina Arango
Carolina Arango
High School Student Support Coordinator
David Cutler-Kreutz
David Cutler-Kreutz
K-12 Assistant Director of Field Studies
Jose Soto
Jose Soto
K-12 Technology Support Specialist
Eileen Lee
Eileen Lee
K-12 Director of Events & Parent Engagement
Kay Yamamoto
Kay Yamamoto
K-8 Admissions Assoc & K-12 Development
Assoc
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
James Roberts
James Roberts
Chemistry
Ian Chang
Ian Chang
Humanities
Julian Petri
Julian Petri
Humanities
Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham
Humanities
Lindsey Graham
Rebecca Figueroa
Humanities
Lindsey Graham
Calina Ciobanu
Humanities
Marisol Perez
Marisol Perez
Spanish
Ilan Vaisman
Ilan Vaisman
Spanish
Viviana Palacio
Viviana Palacio
Visual Arts
Peter Wallis
Aimee Zvinakis
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

JOB LISTINGS

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

See all Sequoyah School faculty and administrative position offerings.

9-12 Administrative, Faculty & Staff Positions


FULL-TIME POSITION
Starting 2020-2021 school year
REPORTS TO: High School Director

Download Job Description:
Director of College Counseling Position

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

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION:
Director of College Counseling Application (Fill-in PDF)

Director of College Counseling

Full-time, starts 2020-2021 school year
Reports to High School Director

Sequoyah School is currently seeking applications from candidates for a Director of College Counseling starting the 2020-2021 school year.

This a rare opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and forward-thinking high school designed to support student engagement, social and environmental stewardship, in a rich and focused learning environment.

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

Download Job Description: Director of College Counseling Position

FULL-TIME POSITION
Starting immediately
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director

Download Job Description:
Head Coach (9-12)

TO APPLY: Please email resume and completed job application to Kito Paul, Interim Athletic Director.. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION:
Application (MS Word)
Application (Fill-in PDF)

Head Coach – Cross Country (9-12)

Full-time, starting immediately
Reports to Athletic Director

Sequoyah’s athletics program, Sequoyah Sports, focuses on developing individual growth in skill and stamina, sportsmanship, teamwork strategies, and exhilaration in play. Our athletics program strives to provide fun and learning in an environment open to students who are beginners or highly skilled and experienced. All coaches must adhere to Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind. Coaches must support the student-athlete concept and demonstrate concern for the health, safety, and welfare of each student-athlete. Finally, they must support, encourage, and monitor student-athletes’ academic progress.

Practices run 3 days per week (M, W, Th), with some additional Saturday practices. Coaches may be expected to transport students to games and practices in the school’s vans. Download job description for full details.

TO APPLY: Please email resume and completed job application to Kito Paul, Interim Athletic Director. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

2 PART-TIME POSITIONS
Starting immediately
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director

Download Job Description:
Assistant Coach (9-12)

TO APPLY: Please email resume and completed job application to Kito Paul, Interim Athletic Director.. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION:
Application (MS Word)
Application (Fill-in PDF)

Asst. Coach – Soccer (9-12)
Asst. Coach – Volleyball (9-12)

2 Part-time positions, starting immediately
Reports to Athletic Director

Sequoyah’s athletics program, Sequoyah Sports, focuses on developing individual growth in skill and stamina, sportsmanship, teamwork strategies, and exhilaration in play. Our athletics program strives to provide fun and learning in an environment open to students who are beginners or highly skilled and experienced. All coaches must adhere to Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind. Coaches must support the student-athlete concept and demonstrate concern for the health, safety, and welfare of each student-athlete. Finally, they must support, encourage, and monitor student-athletes’ academic progress.

Practices run 3 days per week (M, W, Th), with some additional Saturday practices. Coaches may be expected to transport students to games and practices in the school’s vans. Download job description for full details.

TO APPLY: Please email resume and completed job application to Kito Paul, Interim Athletic Director. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

See all Sequoyah School faculty and administrative position offerings.

K-12 Administrative, Faculty & Staff Positions


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We have no K-12 Admin, Faculty or Staff open positions at this time.

See all Sequoyah School faculty and administrative position offerings.

K-8 Administrative, Faculty & Staff Positions


PART-TIME POSITION
REPORTS TO: Assistant Head of School

Download Job Description:
Spanish Specialist (K-4)

TO APPLY: Please email resume and completed job application to Azizi Williams, Assistant Head of School. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION:
Application (MS Word)
Application (Fill-in PDF)

Spanish Teacher – Subject-area Specialist (K-4)

Part-time position
Reports to Assistant Head of School

Sequoyah’s learning program schoolwide, and in each classroom, is developed through close collaboration with others. In the K-8 program, this collaboration includes Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers, the Director of Curriculum and subject-area Specialists. The Spanish Specialist is responsible for the Spanish language program in mixed-age classrooms. The Spanish specialist creates a class culture with routines and expectations defined by Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind.

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

Download Job Description:
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

Phoenix

Read Sequoyah’s
Biannual Magazine

  • 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
    2019-2020
    Top Tuition: $32,300
  • High School Fees for 2019-2020 Field study and activities fees (including trips, clubs, PE, sports): $2,638
    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.