In 2000, A Group Of Parents From Silicon Valley Asked:

“WHAT HAPPENED?” WHAT HAPPENED
TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL?
AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIX IT?

WHO WE ARE • Teachers

Summit supports a world-class teaching faculty who come from the nation’s top teacher preparation programs and care deeply about their students. Our teachers focus on building relationships with students and families, coaching students to become truly empowered learners, and collaborating with like-minded, mission-driven colleagues. Browse the profiles below to learn more about our phenomenal teachers. 

Edwin Avarca, US History at Summit Rainier

"In teaching US history, I want my students to focus on the progress already made and the progress that can continue to be made and to think about themselves in that context." read more >

Aukeem Ballard, Social Studies at Summit Prep

"Summit allows teachers to think critically about the job we’re doing and to ask ourselves hard questions about the efficacy of our teaching practices and our school model." read more >

Katie Goddard, World History at Summit Rainier

"Summit’s model affords me the time, space and creativity to be able to get to know my students well and then help them tailor projects to their interests." read more >

Dinah Lord, AP English Literature and Composition at Summit Prep

"Students at Summit develop a feeling of having a home-away-from-home and being known and understood by an adult. The mentoring program makes this happen." read more >

Jane Rieder, AP Calculus and AP Statistics at Summit Rainier

"Through the mentorship experience, I have gotten to know my students, their families and their college aspirations.  Now that my mentees are on the cusp of graduating, I am starting to see their college and career plans come to fruition." read more >

Van Anh Tran, World History at Summit Rainier

"I love the idea of building close relationships with my students and getting to know them as young adults with strong opinions and interpretations of their lived experiences." read more >
 
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