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About Sequoia Middle School


"As we develop and update our School Plan annually to sustain growth for the years to come, our core values of Caring, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement will drive our actions towards Leaders in Learning - Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond."


Our mission is to make Sequoia Middle School an exemplary educational center for our students by consistently fulfilling our Leaders in Learning promise. We are committed to:

  • delivering high-quality instructional programs

  • creating a wide range of career exploration and academic opportunities
  • supporting continuous improvement
  • involving parents in the learning process
  • providing exceptional academic experiences

To support our mission, we are guided by our commitments to ALL learners, their parents, the community, and valuing diversity.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Joseph Santos
Dean of Students
Heather Bledsaw
Dean of Students
Ernesto Perez
School Secretary
Elsie Alvarado
Library Clerk
Roni Shubhaker
Instructional Coach
Kristi McCracken
Campus Supervisor
Mr. Hernandez
Campus Supervisor
Mr. Salazar
School Nurse
Christy Clark
Mr. Chuck Maggard
Cerena Rodriquez-Herrera
YES Program
Donna Kellner
School Counselor
Robert Steigleder