teachers & staff

A Message From Our Teachers: We Need Your Support

A Message From Our Teachers: We Need Your Support

During this week of Mar. 26–29, Sequoia teachers will again be working only our contractual hours, and volunteering no additional hours of work (referred to as “work-to-rule” or “work-to-contract”). This was a united staff decision in response to the current contract negotiations between the Oakland Education Association (our union) and OUSD. The best way you can support OUSD teachers, counselors ... »

Support Oakland Teachers Beginning March 26

Support Oakland Teachers Beginning March 26

Dear Sequoia Families, During the week of March 26-29, Sequoia teachers will again be working only our contractual hours, and volunteering no additional hours of work (referred to as “work-to-rule” or “work-to-contract”). This was a united staff decision in response to the current contract negotiations between the Oakland Education Association (our union) and OUSD. The best way you can... »

May Is Teacher Appreciation Month

May Is Teacher Appreciation Month

May is Teacher Appreciation Month and we need YOU to help make it a month of overflowing gratitude for our hard working educators! Here’s how: Write an on-line thank you note to a special teacher, sign up to provide teacher treats or nominate your favorite teacher for the People’s Choice Oakland Teacher Award! www.oaklandthanksteachers.org During the month of May, post a photo/message on social me... »

Sequoia’s New Second Grade Teacher

Sequoia’s New Second Grade Teacher

Sequoia welcomes its new second grade teacher Colleen Rau, who is excited to join her daughter Riley in second grade. Before Sequoia, Colleen taught first grade in Los Angeles and kindergarten and first grade in Oakland. She also learned a lot about how children learn to read during the seven years she worked as a reading specialist. Stop by Room 4 to say hi! »