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Sean Priest, PrincipalTop of Page

Admin Priest

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, Admin. Vice PrincipalTop of Page

Admin Olliver

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 became Instructional Vice Principal in 2016-2017, but is now back in her previous role as Administrative Vice Principal for the 2017-18 school year.

Kristin Stout, Instr. Vice PrincipalTop of Page

Admin Stout

Kristin Stout holds bachelor's degrees in Psychology and History and a master's degree in Education, all from UCLA. She later received a master's in History from San Jose State University. Most of her 22-year career has been right here in SUHSD, teaching one year in LAUSD and then teaching for four years at Menlo-Atherton High School. After a five-year stint at the District Office, she returned to the classroom for three years at Sequoia High School. She has worked in many different roles in the district, including new teacher coach, Coordinator for New Teachers and Certifications, PAR Coach, and English/Social Studies Resource Teacher. Most recently, Kristin Stout has served as the Director of Professional Development and Curriculum at the SUHSD District Office.  She is thrilled to return to Sequoia High School to serve as Instructional Vice Principal for 2017-2018.

Gary Gooch, Admin. Vice PrincipalTop of Page

Admin Gooch

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.

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

Stout, Kristin
Instructional Vice-Principal
Ext. 60020

Manolache, Anilisa
Assistant to Ms. Stout
Ext. 60021

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

Horton, Grace
Assistant to Mr. Gooch (Spanish-speaking)
Ext. 60031

Olliver, Sophia
Administrative Vice-Principal (Grade 9/10)
Ext. 60032

Oseguera, Vanessa
Assistant to Ms. Olliver (Spanish-speaking)
Ext. 60033