Serving Preschool Through 8th Grade in the San Francisco East Bay Since 1962

New Leaders Join the Seven Hills Team

Seven Hills is excited to begin the 2022-23 school year with three new administrators: Jennifer Arnest, Tanner Ragland, and Victor Llanque Zonta.
They are eager to get to know our students, faculty, and families after joining the leadership team over the summer. They are all experts in their fields with eyes on current research and trends and will partner with our innovative educators to enhance the student experience at every turn. Welcome to our campus and community!

Jennifer Arnest, a seasoned educator with more than 25 years of experience in independent schools,
has taken the helm as Seven Hills’ next Head of Lower School. Her background in a Quaker school shaped her commitment to an education that balances both tradition and innovation, is rooted in thoughtful pedagogy, and is centered on child development and community values. Jennifer comes to Seven Hills from San Francisco Friends School, where she was the founding Lower School Head from 2008-2022. Prior to educational leadership, Jennifer was a Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher at Mills College Children’s School in Oakland and a 1st grade teacher at The Nueva School in Hillsborough.

Tanner Ragland has joined the administration as the Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations. Having worn many hats with an education and startup background, Tanner brings a wealth of knowledge in managing and creating alignment across education teams including operations, finance, admissions, human resources, marketing and communications, and technology. He comes to Seven Hills from Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles where he was the Chief Operating Officer. Tanner has also worked directly with students as a director of technology, history and computer science teacher, and volleyball coach.

Dr. Victor Llanque Zonta is our new Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning. Victor partners closely with Seven Hills teachers and administrators to promote excellence in teaching and learning through curricular integration, inquiry-based learning design, and instructional coaching. He also spearheads our professional development program with Jase Turner, Assistant Head of School for Strategic Priorities. Victor’s leadership experience includes 14 years at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT, most recently as Associate Head of School. Victor was raised in Bolivia and is passionate about instilling a world perspective into education.