724 N. Birmingham Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74110
Principal: Raye Nero
Sequoyah is a community working together to develop each child academically, socially, and emotionally to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment! Our mission is to inspire and prepare every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals and make positive contributions to our world.
A THRIVING DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Sequoyah Elementary proudly offers a one-way Dual-Language Program to our native Spanish-speaking students.
Research shows that bilingual children who are educated in their second language outperform students who speak and learn only in their native language. Students at Sequoyah go beyond learning another language to learn about other cultures. Students learn to read first in their dominant language, then they spend equal amounts of time building literacy in English and Spanish. Math is taught in English, while science and social studies are taught in Spanish. Students build fluency in both languages through their daily interactions with peers and teachers.
In addition to having bilingual staff, we work with Communities in Schools to help Spanish-speaking families feel connected and engaged in our school. Parents also have access to translation equipment at our assemblies to ensure they don't miss those special opportunities to celebrate their students' successes.
Sequoyah Elementary School History
Our school, established in 1927, boasts a beautiful, newly planted landscape provided by our energetic parents and volunteers. Upon entering the building you will be welcomed by friendly staff and students. You will find a dedicated, enthusiastic faculty providing quality learning experiences for all students, every day, without exception through a challenging curriculum that provides a variety of brain-friendly, classroom activities. We continue a long, proud tradition of eighty-one years of excellence at Sequoyah Elementary School!
Sequoyah is a community working together to develop each child socially, emotionally, and academically to reach their full potential in a safe environment. We are a neighborhood school and a pillar in our community. We are so proud to say that we've educated generations of families over the years.
Mrs. Raye L. Nero – Principal of Sequoyah Elementary School
I knew teaching was my passion when I was a little girl and would teach my sister everything I knew including how to read. So, when I graduated from Sapulpa High School, it was not a surprise that I would chose education as a career. I attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, I started working for Tulsa Public Schools as an elementary teacher at Greeley, Alcott, and Emerson for a combination of 15 years. During this time, I earned a Master’s Degree from Oklahoma State in Educational Leadership. I later worked as a District New Teacher Mentor Coach for three years and then as Principal Intern at Celia Clinton ES.
In 2008, I became the principal of Greeley ES for three years and then moved to Sequoyah Elementary School where I have served as principal for 9 years.
I will be starting my 28th year as an educator with TPS this fall. During my tenure I have had the opportunity to touch many lives as an educator and it has been very rewarding for me as a person and educator.
“Like a tree, I stand strong against the winds of destruction that come against our students’ families. I believe that no matter what our students are going through; no matter how many outside influences they must deal with; they can dangle in the freedom of being an educated individual, like branches hanging from a tree, BECAUSE THESE STUDENTS ARE EXTENTIONS OF ME!!! I AM A PRINCIPAL!!!” by Raye L. Nero