Lauren Thurmond

Lauren Thurmond graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in elementary education.  Her passion stems from relating to students who have felt marginalized from the norm due to the norms of society. Lauren’s curriculum is centered around understanding one’s own identity in order to better understand how you can contribute to …

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Tyee Tilghman

Tyee Tilghman is an actor, filmmaker, and teaching artist.  He is a lover of language. Artistic voices ranging from the classical brilliance of Shakespeare, the earthy undertones of Zora Neale Hurston, the quick wit of Aaron Sorkin, and the strength of street knowledge demonstrated in the lyrical calculus of Black Thought, are the fuel that …

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Gloria Quintaglie

Born and raised in Connecticut, Gloria is a diehard New Englander. She’s a former parent, longtime member of the Sequoyah community, and a true believer in progressive education. She began her work at Sequoyah coaching the volleyball team and volunteering in and out of the classroom, eventually working as a substitute teacher in K-8. In …

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Sarah Gossage

Before coming to Sequoyah, Sarah spent two decades working in international relief and development as a program officer, administrator and vice president of operations. Sarah holds a BFA in theater with minors in sociology and film studies from Emerson College. As a former Sequoyah K-8 parent, Sarah spent six years on the Admissions Committee and …

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Omari Averette-Phillips

Omari Averette-Phillips is an educator from Long Beach, Calif. He has worked for many Southern California schools, but has always had great affection for the Sequoyah community. He has previously been a long-term Sequoyah substitute teacher at both the K-8 and high school campuses and has worked in the aftercare program as well. Omari has …

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Craig Schuetze

Craig Schuetze joins the Sequoyah School community after a decade in higher education. While pursuing two PhDs, he taught classes in creative writing, anthropology, philosophy, urban studies, Latin American Studies, Iyengar yoga, and capoeira in both the U.S. and Brazil. He speaks French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Having grown up working in his parents’ bookstore, Craig’s …

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Julieta Reynoso

Born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles, Julieta has walked parallel paths in education and the arts. Most recently she has worked as a preschool teacher, a teaching artist for students ages 4 and up, and as a camp counselor for a local program focused on outdoor learning. She feels very fortunate to …

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Cristina Barvo

Cristina Barvo is from Bogotá, Colombia where, after earning her BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Javeriana, she worked in marketing and sales for Hewlett-Packard. After moving to the United States in 2002, she completed a post-graduate Certificate in Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University and worked as a marketing consultant for …

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Frances Marmolejo

Frances has a BS in accounting from California State University, Los Angeles. While she initiated her professional career in accounting as an auditor, Frances comes to Sequoyah with over 20 years of experience in human resources and finance in non-profit and educational institutions. Frances holds memberships in multiple professional associations, including Professionals Human Resources Association …

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Rosanna Llorens

Rosanna Llorens is joining us as our new director for college counseling. Rosanna has over 15 years of experience as a college counselor in public, alternative and independent schools. She is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools. Rosanna is a graduate …

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