Human Resources Overview

An employer of choice

Founded in 1895, the Sequoia Union High School District is an established leader in the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula region, including the diverse communities of Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos and Woodside.

The district serves 8,200 9-12 students through four distinguished, award-winning comprehensive high schools, a model continuation high school, a middle college in collaboration with Cañada College, and other specialized programs and services as well as an additional 8,000 students who enroll annually in classes through the district's adult school.

Compensation and benefits

The Sequoia district offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including fully-paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their families. The district currently offers HMO and PPO options as well as a cash-back option for those opting out of district-paid benefits.

EdJoin - Apply to Work in Our District
**All certificated and Classified applications should be submitted through EdJoin. You can navigate to EdJoin's website by clicking on the desired job posting.
New Hire Presentation
This presentation has more information about your employment with the Sequoia Union High School District
Human Resources Organizational Chart


This school district/County Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, gender, mental or physical disability, sex orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation, in its educational program(s) or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made.

If you require a reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the hiring process, Sequoia Union High School District will accommodate upon notice.

Contact Us

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Name Phone
McEvoy, Jacqueline, Ed. D. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Student Services  22222 
Milhaupt, Don Director of Student Services  22389 
Di Cicco, Toni Senior Administrative Secretary for Dr. McEvoy  22223 
Guerra, Cynthia Assistant to Mr. Milhaupt  22211 
Ramirez de Figueroa, Sonia Benefits  22226 
Hays, Becky Classified Staff Technician  22311 
Hoch, April Credentials Analyst  22224 
Grant, Katrina Substitute Teacher Staffing Technician  22225 
Navarrete, Sarah Workers' Compensation & Volunteers  22567 
Perla, Marlaina Sr. Office Asst. Student Services  22209 
Ramirez, Juan Receptionist  22395 
Serrano, Hector Attendance & Welfare  22243 
Villalobos, Vanessa Assistant to Mr. Serrano  22227 

Certificated Staff

Thank you for your interest in a certificated position with the Sequoia Union High School District. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out an application for one of our open positions. We only accept applications through EdJoin and are no longer accepting paper applications.

Under the "No Child Left Behind Act" our goal as a district is to hire certificated staff that is highly qualified in one or more fields. Federal Legislation states, the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001," requires us as a public school to hire teachers that are highly qualified.

Teachers enter the Sequoia Union High School District with different professional development needs. We have created and implemented teacher support programs that are individualized and tailored to each teacher's identified needs.


Certificated Staff Quick Links

Classified Staff

The classified web page is designed for non-teaching employees who are interested in working for our district. As classified personnel we work to help our district run smoothly and efficiently.

We appreciate your interest in applying for a classified position within our district. We are no longer accepting paper applications, please click the link below to view and apply for current listings.

Fingerprinting Information

All employees must have a Department of Justice check through LiveScan before they can begin work. We do this to ensure the safety of our students and all employees.

All volunteers working for the Sequoia Union High School district must be fingerprinted through LiveScan if they are going to be unsupervised with the students. Volunteers that are supervised by a staff member undergo a background check through the Sheriff's office.

Moving on the Salary Schedule

A classified/probationary employee will move to the next step of the salary schedule after completion and successfully passing a six month probationary period. From this time/month on, the employee will advance to the next step every year until the top step (step 5) has been reached provided that he/she has a satisfactory evaluation.

Substitute Teachers

To apply to become a substitute teacher in our district, please complete the Substitute Application at Please submit all required attachments with your application. Once you have submitted your application, it will be sent to the Human Resources Department for review. Not all applicants will be contacted.

The daily rates for substitutes as of October 1, 2015, are as follows:

Daily Substitute Rate $150 - Full Day (above 3 hrs)
$85 - Half Day (3 hrs and below)
Retired SUHSD Teachers $190 - Full Day (above 3 hrs)
$90 - Half Day (3 hrs and below)
Long Term Rate $190 - Full Day (above 3 hrs)
$90 - Half Day (3 hrs and below)
Benefits information for substitutes.
Frequently asked questions regarding an emergency 30 day substitute permit.
Frequently asked questions regarding substitute sick leave. Eligibility requirements included.
Follow these procedures to use sick leave. Check eligibility first.

Substitute Teacher Applicant Requirements:

If you have your California Teaching Credential or 30 Day Sub Permit

  • Copy of Credential or 30 day sub permit
  • Copy of CBEST Results
  • Official (sealed) College Transcripts
  • Live Scan fingerprints for the District
  • Copy of Valid Driver's License
  • Copy of Signed Social Security Card
  • Copy of TB Test Results (current within 1 year)

If you have your CBEST and Bachelor's Degree or higher (no permit or credential)

  • Copy of CBEST Results
  • Official (sealed) College Transcripts
  • Live Scan fingerprints for the District
  • Live Scan fingerprints for Commission on Teacher Credentialing or copy of Certificate of Clearance. Fee for Commission fingerprints is $84. Payment made directly to Live Scan facility.
  • Copy of Valid Driver's License
  • Copy of Signed Social Security Card
  • Copy of TB Test Results (current within 1 year)

NOTE: 30 Day Substitute Permit Applications are completed at the District Office once fingerprints have been cleared. Current application fee is $102.50 and must be renewed annually.

Current substitute teachers can sign in to our online system, AESOP. Each substitute will get their own login ID and pin to view assignments


All clear and professional clear credentials must be renewed online.

For holders of professional clear credentials: The Commission no longer requires verification of professional growth requirements (including clock hours and days of service) when renewing your teaching or services credentials. Once your document is renewed, it will be issued as a "clear" credential.

The online renewal requires access to the internet and payment via Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card.

To obtain an emergency credential, applicant must:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree or higher education
  • Have passed the CBEST
  • Have at least 18 semester units or nine upper or graduate units at a college or university in the subject matter to be taught. If this is going to be a renewal, the applicant must have the Form CL 469 completed by the credential office of the university where he/she is currently enrolled.

To apply for CLAD certificate, applicant must:

  • Have passed the three examinations for CLAD and six for BCLAD or completed the 12 semester units of CLAD courses acceptable to the Commission on Credentialing.

Volunteer Information

Any applicant interested in volunteering with a school site within the Sequoia Union High School District should begin by contacting the volunteer coordinator at the desired school site.


Maternity and Parental Leave Language
Maternity Leave Memo (Certificated)
Are you expecting? Find out more about your maternity/paternity leave.
Sabbatical Leave Report
Sabbatical Leave Request Form
Sabbatical Timeline
Sabbatical Leave Language
Human Resources PowerPoint
For more information on leaves for Certificated and Classified staff click the link above

Administrative Staff

Don Milhaupt, Director of Student Services

Toni Di Cicco, Senior Administrative Secretary

April Hoch, Credentials Analyst

Cynthia Guerra, Assistant to Don Milhaupt

Sonia Ramirez de Figueroa, Benefits

Carmina Chavez, Parent Coordinator

Becky Hays, Classified Staff Technician