Our Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Leading Change Certificate, Harvard Graduate School of Education Leading Schools Certificate, Harvard Graduate School of Education Administrators Certificate, McDaniels College Master of Music Education, University of North Texas Bachlors of Music Education, University of North Texas

Ms. Ada Carter, MME

With nearly 20 years of experience in education and active involvement with service organizations, Ms. Carter became the Principal of Sequoia Elementary in July 2019.

In her academic career, she has provided instructional coaching, leadership, professional development and supervision. Prior to becoming a school administrator, she was an instructional coach and music department chair. She holds two degrees in Music Education from University of North Texas, completed an administrator’s certificate from McDaniel college and is currently pursuing a certificate in leadership from Harvard Business School. She also completed extensive hours of training in culturally relevant teaching, trauma-sensitive teaching practices, restorative justice, arts integration, differentiated instruction, cognitive coaching and kinesthetic learning.

Ms. Carter and her husband of 10 years have two children, Coda (third grade) and Clinton (1st grade). As a family they enjoy music, snowboarding and long walks, where nature becomes the most beautiful distraction.



January 20th, Coffee with the Principal

Community Messages from Principal

  • Plans for Inauguration Observance

    Posted by Ada Carter on 1/13/2021
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  • Sequoia Announcements

    Posted by Ada Carter on 1/7/2021
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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Posted by Ada Carter on 1/6/2021

    We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair from 

    FEB. 1 - FEB. 14

    The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters— helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to experience the magic of a Book Fair through this virtual shopping experience!

    Plus, enjoy these special virtual shopping features:


    • Access to over 6,000 products
    • All orders ship direct to home
    • eWallet so friends and family can contribute
    • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
    • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards


    Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with virtual shopping:


    Thank you for continuing to support our school.

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  • Coffee with the Principal

    Posted by Ada Carter on 12/16/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Coffee with the Principal Slide Pack

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  • SSC Meetings

    Posted by Ada Carter on 12/14/2020

    SSC Meeting Slide Pack

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  • Sequoia Academic Updates

    Posted by Ada Carter on 11/2/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Review the end of 1st-trimester academic updates shared here.

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  • Welcome Back to School Community Letter

    Posted by Ada Carter on 7/6/2020 8:00:00 AM
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