Residents and Alumni

The Summit Learning Teacher Residency supports a diverse cohort of teacher residents in developing the skills and habits of high-quality, personalized learning educators. Meet some of our phenomenal residents and alumni!


The Residency program was an opportunity for April to follow a path towards her professional goals and learn essential teaching skills through a personalized learning model and with a highly effective Cooperating Teacher. April was a Resident at Summit Rainier, and is now in her second year teaching History at Summit Tahoma in San Jose, California.

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Devonna found her passion for teaching during her undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Pomona. After spending a year as a tutor at Summit Tahoma, she joined the first cohort of the Summit Learning Teacher Residency. She is now in her second year as a Math Teacher at Summit Tahoma in San Jose, California.

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Edwin joined the Summit Learning Teacher Residency because he has seen first-hand the challenges of the traditional education model, and he knows it will take an innovative education model to meet the needs of individual students. Edwin was a Resident Summit Shasta and is now teaching Spanish in his hometown in Southern California.

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Eric was a writer in Los Angeles for a number of years, before discovering his passion for teaching. Eric spent his Residency year at Summit Shasta, and now is in his first year teaching creative writing and journalism for Summit’s Expeditions program.

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