The Sequoia High School Education Foundation (SHSEF) supports staff, projects and programs to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their highest potential. We raise funds for college services, academic enrichment programs, staff professional development, and student and family support.


La Fundación SHSEF apoya al personal, los proyectos y los programas de Sequoia para asegurar que cada estudiante goce de la oportunidad de realizar su máximo potencial. Recaudamos fondos para la asesoría universitaria, enriquecimiento escolar, desarrollo profesional del personal, y recursos de apoyo para los estudiantes y sus familias. 

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Academic Enrichment

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College and Career Counseling & Programs

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Family Support & PTSA

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Staff Development

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Visual & Performing Arts

What We Fund


College Bound!

For the past 13 years, AVID has shepherded hundreds of students to academic success. This year, all 46 AVID seniors were accepted to a four year college, including UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Grambling State University, to name a few!

The foundation for success starts with SHSEF sponsored “College Day,’” during which all freshmen visit a college campus. SHSEF also supports program operations, so that the AVID teachers can focus on the students rather than on fundraising.


“AVID has given me confidence to prove not only to myself but to the people around me that I can achieve everything I set my mind to.” - Maria C., Class of 2020, Attending UC Merced in Fall '20


Thanks to our Diamond Business Partners

Visit our Business Partners page for a complete list of partners.

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Board of Directors

Marianne Jett, Co-President

Tessa Solomon, Co-President

Sean Priest, Principal

Florian Shasky, Vice-President

Sean Folan, Treasurer

Lois Silva, Secretary

Margaret Brockman, Leadership Circle Chair

Dawn Brozek, Grants Chair

Julie Juergens, Leadership Circle Chair

Christopher Kashap, Events Chair

Elisa Niño-Sears, Community/Alumni Chair

John McAfee, Freshman Liaison Chair

Kathy McGrath, Database Chair

Rebecca Tom, Business Partner Program Chair

Tessa Yeager, Staff Liaison

Martin Mills, Boosters President

Karen Ha, PTSA President

Pamela Ehrlich, Visual and Performing Arts Liaison

Hilary Paulson, Operations Manager

Thank you to our generous donors and volunteers who make a difference in supporting an education that empowers all students at Sequoia!