Administrator K-12

Tina Gonzalez

Tina is Sequoyah’s Business Office Associate. In this role, she supports the Business Office in the daily oversight of fiscal operations, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and employee benefits. Tina has worked in the finance departments of elementary and high schools for more than 12 years. She is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with …

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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. He has been the coach of the girls’ basketball team for four years.

Eileen Lee

Prior to coming to Sequoyah, Eileen Lee was a preschool teacher, the Head of Production at Harpo Films, a production supervisor on feature films, and a music video producer. Eileen is a graduate of New York University with majors in Psychology and Radio Broadcasting. She has two children in high school and enjoys meditating, cooking, …

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Kay Yamamoto

Kay Yamamoto has been working at Sequoyah in Development and Admissions since 2005. She graduated from Reed College with a degree in anthropology. She is the proud mother of two Sequoyah graduates, Akira (’09) and Ethan (’13) Abderrahman.

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