Month: August 2018

Arden Thomas

Arden Thomas has been an educator for more than 20 years, teaching English for ten years at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, and English, humanities, and theatre at colleges and universities over another ten years. Arden has a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from Stanford, where she also directed plays and taught dance history, theatre …

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Ben Ede

Ben Ede, originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, earned bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Music from Cal State Los Angeles, and a Master of Arts in teaching from the Longy School of Music. Ben teaches classes in improvisation, music technology, and composition with the LA Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Program, and is a member of the Jazz …

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Viviana Palacio

Viviana, a multidisciplinary artist, is a member of the 9-12 faculty teaching visual arts. Influenced by being born in Chile to Colombian parents and having grown up across the Americas, her works address ideas about borders, boundaries, and shifting identities. Viviana earned her BFA in Studio Practice and Art Education and her MA in Human …

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Ilan Vaisman

Ilan Vaisman has been traveling the world since he was young. He was born and raised in Colombia, lived in Israel for nine years, had a four-year layover in New York City where he completed his BA in romance languages and economics at NYU. He also lived for four years in Madrid, Spain, where he …

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Marisol Perez

Marisol Pérez joins Sequoyah’s high school faculty as a founding Spanish teacher. Marisol holds a master’s degree from UCLA, and her doctoral studies focused on the intersection of Latin American Literature, Chicano Studies, and Women’s Studies. She brings more than 20 years experience teaching high school students, and creating curriculum and successful programs, including teaching …

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Julian Petri

A native of Germany, Julian Petri first came to California as a student at Deep Springs College in the high desert of the Eastern Sierra. Since then, he’s followed his interests in philosophy, history, and literature. He earned a BA in Social Studies at Harvard and is presently completing his Ph.D. in German Literature at …

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