Administrator K-12

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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Malena Brans

Malena, originally from a ski town in southern Argentina, has lived in Southern California for the past 18 years. She earned a degree in real estate auctioning in Argentina and has an accounting degree from La Verne University. Malena has two children, Sofia and Valentin, and a mini pincher named Rio. In a past life, …

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Debbie Deems

Debbie Deems is thrilled to be a part of the team at Sequoyah’s high school. She spent 14 years at Sequoyah with her children – Kathleen, Rory, and Maeve. As a parent, she volunteered countless hours doing everything from co-chairing the auction to sitting in for Betty Chavez in the K-8 main office; and she …

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Patricia Han

A New Yorker at heart, Patricia Han moved to the Los Angeles area with her husband, Rob, and their young children in 2007, where she adjusted to year-round sunshine. She has worked in several independent schools in the NYC area as a teacher and a school counselor. Her last position was as Counseling Psychologist in …

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Betty Chavez

Betty Chavez is the K-8 school office manager and unofficial school nurse at Sequoyah for the last 20 years. She truly enjoys her work, especially because she gets to interact every day with students, parents and staff.

Dennis Escobedo

Dennis Escobedo, Administrative Assistant, has enjoyed working at Sequoyah since 2000. Dennis is the coach of the Sequoyah Girls’ basketball team that went two consecutive seasons without a loss leading to back-to-back championships.

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