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Breaking News: Bonnie Hansen named as the new Sequoia High School Principal.

by Chuck Gillooley


(Update:  Here’s an article from the Daily Journal with the official news — Sequoia School District Names New Prinicpals)

The wait is over…

Sequoia High School will soon announce that Bonnie Hansen has been named the new Principal of Sequoia High School, replacing the departing Morgan Marchbanks, who will be leaving her post at the end of the current school year to pursue a doctorate degree in education.   Bonnie is currently the Instructional Vice Principal at Sequoia High School.  As I have written before on this site, what Principal Marchbanks has accomplished at Sequoia over the past 10 years is nothing short of amazing, and her incredible presence will be missed on this campus.   These are some tough shoes to fill…

The right person for the job.

Over the past few weeks, the Sequoia High School District Board (along with review groups that include adminstrators and parents) has conducted an exhaustive interview process to name Principal Marchbanks’ replacement.   In my opinion, they could not have picked a better person for this position.  One of Principal Marchbanks’ many strengths is her ability to identify and recruit top-notch talent to work on her team, and Bonnie Hansen is a perfect example of this.

While Principal Marchbanks deserves much of the credit for the incredible transformation of Sequoia High School, she’ll be the first to acknowledge that this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of her key team members such as Bonnie Hansen.  And those efforts did not go unnoticed, as Vice Principal Hansen has been recruited heavily for the principal position at some very prestigious high schools.  She has publicly stated that Sequoia High School is where she wants to be, and her loyalty has now been rewarded.

Keeping a good thing going.

Congratulations to Superintendent Pat Gemma, and everyone involved in this process for making the right decision.  Losing someone as influential as Principal Marchbanks could have been devastating to the environment that has been carefully created at Sequoia — not only with the students, but for the faculty as well.  Keeping Sequoia headed in the right direction requires a hands-on administrator who already has her finger on the pulse of the school.  That’s why Bonnie Hansen was the right choice for Principal.

The future of Sequoia High School is in good hands…


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