Faculty & Specialists K-8

Ann Liashkov

Ann Liashkov has spent more than 20 years working at Sequoyah School as a lead teacher in the elementary age classrooms and as a member of the student support team. She loves introducing students to the excitement of reading and writing and the beginnings of independence as learners. And she loves seeing older students apply …

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Anais Plasketes

Anais Plasketes received her BA in Theatre Arts from Birmingham-Southern College and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. She received unique, extensive training in LGBTQ affirmative psychotherapy during her study at Antioch. Currently, Anais is a Marriage and Family Therapist intern in private practice. In addition to her private practice work, …

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Katie Williams

Katie has gathered and galvanized diverse communities in changing neighborhoods in San Francisco and Los Angeles by creating spaces to share and create food, music, art, and theatre. The institutions she has worked with have bridged and integrated the new and old by honoring and respecting existing communities, from feeding delicious food to homeless veterans …

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Ron McBain

Ron grew up surrounded by music, theatre, and ballet. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to Pittsburgh to study at Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with a BFA in piano performance. While there, he traveled throughout Europe, Russia and the United States performing as soloist and collaborative pianist with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh …

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Bob Cesario

Bob Cesario received his BA in Theatre Arts from Webster College in St. Louis. He has worked as a professional actor in theatre, feature films, and episodic television. He was the co-artistic director of The Lakota Theatre Company in New York City for three years and has privately coached actors for auditions and roles. As …

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Laurie Nye

Originally from Memphis TN, Laurie Nye moved from a large, storied family to Los Angeles, to pursue her love of painting, completing an MFA at CalArts in 2002. Upon graduation, she spent time working on her professional career, participating in art exhibitions in both New York and Los Angeles. In 2005, she began pursuing a …

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Erin Trefry

Erin Trefry makes visceral, emotionally charged sculptural paintings. At an early age, she was awarded multiple scholarships that enabled her to study at the Maryland Institute, College of Art; Parsons, Paris; and The New York Studio Program (A.I.C.A.D.). Upon graduation, Trefry returned to teach at her alma-mater (LACHSA) where she received a series of grants …

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Shari Majumder

After completing her BA in Music at Oberlin College, Shari fell in love with teaching as a TA at the University of Michigan, where she earned a Masters in Music Theory. She then taught music, German, and sign language at a small, progressive pre-K through fifth-grade school in San Antonio, before moving out to Pasadena. …

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Cristina Rubio

Cristina is very excited to join the Sequoyah community! She began her professional journey with a double BA in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics and since then has completed a Master’s in Applied Linguistics of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (Universidad de Jaén, Spain) with a focus in communicative-based curriculum design. She is currently finishing …

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