Sequoia High School Administrative TeamTop of Page

Sean Priest, PrincipalTop of Page

Sean Priest is a 1999 graduate of Pomona College with a concentration in Philosophy. He began his career in education as a humanities instructor at a preparatory school in Puebla, México before returning to the US to obtain his teaching credential at San Francisco State University. At South San Francisco High School from 2002-2009 he taught Spanish and AVID.. From 2009-2011 he served as Dean of Students at Menlo-Atherton High School. He joined the team at Sequoia in 2011, serving as both Administrative Vice Principal and Instructional Vice Principal.

Sophia Olliver, Instr. Vice PrincipalTop of Page

Sophia Olliver holds a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Mount Holyoke College, and a master’s degree in Educational Administration through NDNU. She taught English for 14 years at Menlo-Atherton and was Menlo-Atherton’s conflict mediator from 2007-2012. Mrs. Olliver worked closely with AVPs at M-A to support students through December 2012, served as Dean of Students at Carlmont High School for the Spring Semester in 2013, and arrived at Sequoia as an Administrative Vice Principal for the 2013-14 school year. Sophia continues at Sequoia as the Instructional Vice Principal for the 2015-16 school year.

Michael Kuliga, Admin. Vice PrincipalTop of Page

Mike Kuliga began his college education at Cabrillo College in Aptos CA, and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Theoretical Linguistics . He received his teaching credential in Special Education from the University of San Francisco. Mike began his career in education with Outward Bound, where he worked for ten years. He worked at Sequoia in Special Education and then as a Computer Animation teacher for eight years before becoming Administrative Vice-Principal in 2009.

Gary Gooch, Admin. Vice PrincipalTop of Page

Gary graduated from Sam Houston State University in Texas with a B.A. in Journalism. He received an M.S. in Environmental Studies and his Secondary Teaching Credential from the University of Montana. Gary began his career in education at the postsecondary level teaching field courses in Ecology and Habitat Conservation. After 10 years in Montana, Gary moved to San Francisco and began teaching English at South San Francisco High School. Gary became an Administrative Vice Principal at El Camino High School in 2011, and from 2012 to 2015 he served as an Instructional Vice Principal. Gary begins Fall 2015 as an Administrative Vice Principal at Sequoia High School.

Administrative AssistantsTop of Page

Brenda Soto, Susie Bass, Elvira Macias, Lisa Picchi, Lizeth Cornelio, Linda Gordon

Contact UsTop of Page

We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding Sequoia High School. Please use the links below to email the administrator with whom you wish to communicate.

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Priest, Sean
Ext. 60010

Bass, Susie
Assistant to Mr. Priest (Spanish speaking)
Ext. 60011

Olliver, Sophia
Instructional Vice-Principal
Ext. 60020

Macias, Elvira
Assistant to Mrs. Olliver
Ext. 60021

Gooch, Gary
Administrative Vice-Principal (Grades 11/12)
Ext. 60030

Soto, Brenda
Assistant to Mr. Gooch (Spanish-speaking)
Ext. 60031

Kuliga, Michael
Administrative Vice-Principal (Grade 9/10)
Ext. 60032

Picchi, Lisa
Assistant to Mr. Kuliga
Ext. 60033