Administrator K-12

Elena Phleger

Elena Phleger rejoins the Sequoyah School community as interim Director of Advancement. She and her husband, Thomas McHenry, formerly president and dean of Vermont Law School, recently returned to sunny Pasadena from Vermont. Elena has been involved in progressive education for more than 20 years, at Pacific Oaks College as chair of the development committee …

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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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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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Monica Meñez

Monica Meñez joins the Sequoyah School community as the director of communications with more than a decade of experience in marketing, writing, design, and outreach across education and health and human services. Most recently, she served as the director of marketing and communications at Foothill Family, whose prevention and early intervention work in our local …

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Brian Knigin

Brian Knigin will join Sequoyah as our new athletic director. Brian has been involved in Independent School leadership for over 30 years. For the past 28 years, he has been the athletic director at Rolling Hills Prep School in San Pedro. While at Rolling Hills Prep he was a teacher, coach, advisor, and Director of …

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Viviana Palacio

As Interim Dean of Students at the high school, Viviana focuses on the academic, social and emotional support for individual students. This includes supporting Advisors on a number of priorities such as diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, partnering with our student support team, and involvement in the Community Norms Committee. As a UN child, her …

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David Cutler-Kreutz

David brings nine years’ experience managing outdoors programs, guiding, and working as an outdoor educator. Most recently, David managed regional outdoor programming for Big City Mountaineers and worked as a staff trainer and manager for YMCA BOLD/GOLD. David has guided and taught climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, and outdoor skills to students and adults …

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