About Us

Mission Statement

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.



Sequoia High School Education Foundation (SHSEF)
P.O. Box 2701
Redwood City, CA 94064


2017-2018 Board of Directors

The Sequoia High School Education Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss and approve funding requests brought from the SHS staff.

  • Barba Kandarian (President)
  • Florian Shasky (Vice President)
  • Jennifer Webb (Vice President)
  • Hilary Paulson (Treasurer)
  • Chris Woo (Secretary)
  • Heather Alexander
  • Kelly Baird
  • Amy Blodgett
  • Julie Juergens
  • Sean Priest, SHS Principal
  • Elizabeth Gomez
  • Alisa MacAvoy
  • John McAfee
  • Elisa Niño-Sears
  • Michal Roof
  • Tessa Solomon
  • Susan Strehlow
  • Tessa Yeager, SHS Teacher Liaison