Meet the Administrative Team

Sequoyah HS Administrative Team

Elliott Berman  –  Heather Phillips  –  Laura Kudlak  –  Matthew May  –  Craig McKinney


Mr. Elliott Berman, Principal

Rhonda Higgins – Administrative Assistant

Welcome to the home web page of Sequoyah High School.  We are the Chiefs and are proud of our school’s history and achievements.  SHS has been a leader in education, extra-curricular activities and athletics in the state of Georgia.  Sequoyah High School is a National Blue Ribbon School, a Georgia School of Excellence, and a Governor’s Office for Student Achievement Platinum Award Winner and one of Atlanta Magazine’s Best High Schools in the Atlanta Region.  In addition, Sequoyah High School has been selected by Newsweek Magazine as “A Best High School in America” for thirteen years in a row from 2004 to 2016.

The National Ranking of high schools was also begun by the Washington Post in the spring of 2011.  I am pleased to report that Sequoyah High School was selected by the Washington Post as one of the “Best High Schools in America” every year that they have ranked the nation’s high schools.

Sequoyah High School was also designated as one of the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016

Sequoyah High School has also been designated as an Advanced Placement STEM Achievement School.  Advanced Placement STEM Achievement Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least forty percent of the exam scores on the AP math exams and the AP science exams were scores of three or higher.

Our faculty, together with parents, students, staff and our business and community partners have created a dynamic educational environment that is committed to academic success and educational excellence.

We are proud of our challenging and rigorous academic program, our CCRPI scores, our Advanced Placement Test scores, our PSAT test scores, our SAT test scores and our ACT test scores.

We are equally proud of the accomplishments of our extra-curricular achievements and the success experienced by our athletic teams.

Our award winning PTA/PTSA has been recognized by the district council and the state PTA for its success and accomplishments.  They received the President’s Choice Award and the Outstanding Local Unit Award from the Cherokee County Council.  Our PTA/PTSA was recognized by the state as the District 13 Outstanding Local Unit and the number two high school PTA in the state.

We have created a school culture at Sequoyah that all of our stakeholders are proud to support.

I hope that you will find the information in our website to be informative.  If you have questions or comments, please contact me by e-mail at .


Elliott Berman
Phone 770-721-3200 – Fax 770-345-5498

Ms. Heather Phillips, Assistant Principal

Teresa Helf – Administrative Assistant

Administrative Duties:  Special Education Discipline  •  Special Education Curriculum Planning  •  Master Schedule Planning (First Semester)  •  APEX/Other Credit Recovery Programs  •  Homebound Services •  Textbooks/Student Debts  •  Saturday School  •  Student Discipline for Last Names  “A-B”




Ms. Laura Kudlak, Assistant Principal

Yvette Eddy – Administrative Assistant

Administrative Duties:  Career/Technical Education (CTAE) Administrator  •  Science Department  •  World Language Department  •  Student Attendance & Waivers  •  School Bus Transportation Issues  •  RTI/504 Plans  •  Student Discipline for Last Names  “Piu-Z”




Mr. Matthew May, Assistant Principal

Stephanie Weier – Administrative Assistant

Administrative Duties:  English Department  •  ESOL  •  Math Department  •  Curriculum  •  Master Schedule Planning (Second Semester)  •  Summer School  •  Student Discipline for Last Names “C-Hod”





Mr. Craig McKinney, Assistant Principal

Kelleye Greene – Administrative Assistant

Administrative Duties:  Athletic Director  •  Fine Arts/Performing Arts Department  •  Health/PE Department  •  Social Studies Department  •  Alt. School & ISS  •  Athletic Transportation  •  Student Discipline for Last Names “Hoe-Pit”