Overview

Members of the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees are elected by the general population.  Board members are elected to four year terms.  Student Trustees serve a one-year term.
 
Position Name (Click name to send email) Term End Date
Board President Christopher Thomsen
2018
Board Vice President Georgia Jack
2020
Board Clerk Allen Weiner
2020
Board Member Alan Sarver 2018
Board Member Carrie DuBois
2020
Superintendent Mary E. Streshly, Ed.D  

Chris Thomsen

Board President
First joined board: December, 2009
Current term ends: December, 2018
Contact Information
Address: 480 James Ave., Redwood City, CA 94062
Phone: 650.736.7569
Email
 
Committees
Redwood City 2x2x2
Menlo Park City 2x2x2
Local Control Accountability Plan
 
Biography

Chris Thomsen has been the Executive Director of Stanford University’s Institute for Research in the Social Sciences since its founding (2004). The Institute is the home to research centers on poverty and inequality, immigration, democracy, philanthropy and civil society and other domains where social science can have an impact on global challenges. Prior to that, Thomsen was appointed by the Stanford provost to be the director of the President's Commission on Technology, Teaching, and Learning.  In this role (1995-2000) he provided an institutional planning focus on understanding how technology should serve the core mission of the University. He continued his work on educational technology during a sabbatical leave (1999) receiving the first appointment as the Tans Visiting Professor at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

In addition to the institutional planning efforts, Thomsen is widely recognized within the Stanford community for the decade he served as director of Stanford Sierra Camp—though it was many years ago.  He left Stanford briefly (2000-2003) to head a biotech startup, where he was co-founder and president of Tao Biosciences.

Georgia Jack

Clerk of Board of Trustees Georgia Jack
Vice President
First joined board: December, 2015
Current term ends: December, 2020
 
Contact Information
Address: 480 James Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062
 Phone: 650.218.7774
 
Committees
Policy Advisory
Redwood City 2x2x2
Discipline Task Force
 
Biography
 Trustee Georgia Jack, a native of the nine-county Bay Area region, has been a Redwood City resident for over 20 years. Trustee Jack has been on the Sequoia Union High School Board since being elected in November 2015. Her board service was proceeded by many years of active volunteer service in Redwood City, including two years as president of the Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) and two years chairing a music fundraising committee for the RCEF. She served for five years on the Shared Decision-Making Committee (SDMC) at Woodside High School and served two years on the Woodside High School Foundation Board. She has served on numerous committees in both the Redwood City and Sequoia Union High School districts, including committee participation on the recent parcel tax initiatives for the Redwood City Elementary School District, and as treasurer of the Redwood City Woman's Club. Trustee Jack’s two children, Cara and Austen, attended Redwood City public elementary (Roosevelt) and middle schools (Kennedy), and they both graduated from Woodside High School in 2012 and 2016, before continuing their educations at Willamette University (Class of ’16) in Oregon and Gonzaga University in Washington.

Trustee Jack has worked in non-profit development/fundraising since 1990 and has held development positions at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese; the Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo; Planned Parenthood of Austin, Texas; and the Children’s Health Council, Palo Alto. She has been a staff member with Stanford University’s Office of Development since 2001. Trustee Jack is a member of the South San Mateo County League of Women Voters, the DemFems Silicon Valley, and the Redwood City Woman’s Club. She and her husband, Michael, are members of Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City. Trustee Jack holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

 
 

Allen Weiner

Clerk
First joined the board: December, 2011
Current term ends: December, 2020
Contact Information
Address: 480 James Ave., Redwood City, CA 94062
Phone: 650.724.5892
Email
 
Committees
Discipline Task Force 
TIDE Small School Task Force
Menlo Park City 2x2x2
 
Biography 
 Allen Weiner was first elected to the Governing Board of the Sequoia Union High School District in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015.  He has devoted his entire professional life to education, public policy, and public service.  A professional educator, Allen currently serves as Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Program in International Law at Stanford Law School.

Allen was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, where he attended urban public schools.  He graduated from Harvard University in 1985 and Stanford Law School in 1989.  Before coming to California for law school, he worked as a high school teacher in New York.  Prior to joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003, Allen served for eleven years as an international lawyer in the State Department, in Washington DC and at the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands.  Allen is a long-time member of the community and the father of three children who attended and graduated from our District’s schools.  He is married to Mary Dent, a financial services executive.

Carrie DuBois

Member
First joined board: December, 2011
Current term ends: December, 2020
Contact Information
Address: 480 James Ave., Redwood City CA 94064
Phone: 650.766.9069
 
Committees
California School Boards Association.
San Mateo County School Boards Association
Redwood City 2020 Leadership Team
California Foster Youth Advisory Task Force
 
Biography
Carrie Du Bois has served as a school board trustee since 2005, when she was elected to the San Carlos Elementary School District board. In 2011, she ran for and won a seat on the Sequoia Union High School District board to advocate for high-risk youth, blend communities and continue her work to improve outcomes for ALL students.

Her passion for education issues comes from 12 years of advocacy for foster youth, her two decades of involvement with the Rosalie Rendu Center of East Palo Alto, and many other community projects related to children and youth.  More recently, Carrie has helped to stimulate community conversations about mental health and trauma that affect student learning.

She serves as a delegate to the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and is a past president of the San Mateo County School Boards Association. She believes her work for county and state associations allows for her own continuous learning about the complex issues related to public education. Carrie is proud of her work chairing major educational conferences on topics such as mental health, social emotional learning and vulnerable children. She was also honored to chair the CSBA Annual Education Conference in 2017, which brought together 6,000 educational leaders statewide.

Carrie was the San Carlos Citizen of the year in 2005 for her community work and fundraising efforts for public schools. She is real estate agent in San Carlos and the mother of three boys who all attended public schools. Her youngest son is a freshman at Carlmont High School. 

Alan Sarver

Member
First joined board: December, 2009
Current term ends: December, 2018
 
Contact Information
Address: 480 James Ave., Redwood City, CA 94062
Phone: 650.592.6129
Email
 
Committees
TIDE Small School Task Force
Redwood City 2020 Leadership Council
San Mateo County School Boards Association Board 
San Mateo County Career Technical Education Advisory Board Steering Committee
 
Biography
Alan earned a B.A. in Sociology and his Teaching Credential from U.C. San Diego in 1976 and then worked as an Elementary teacher.  He later entered a high tech career, leading projects and developing software products for local and global use, and retired as Director of Product Management at Oracle Corporation in 2002. Alan has served as a Trustee for the Sequoia Union High School District since 2009, and continues to run the Music Mentor program for Carlmont High School and the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, and to Chair the Save the Music Festival in Belmont.  Alan lives in Belmont with his wife Emily.  Their daughter Ariel is a High School English Teacher in the Campbell Union High School District, and daughter Hannah is a Software Engineer at Apple.  Both daughters are graduates of Carlmont High School.
 
 

Student Trustees

  • Student Trustee President Gerryk Madrigal
  • Student Trustee Vice President Elise Kratzer
 
Student trustees serve a one-year term.