After spending time getting to know the fabric of our community, the Summit Sierra team opened our doors in the fall of 2015. As a public school, enrollment at Summit Sierra is tuition-free and open to all students in grades 9 through 12.
We're Enrolling for 2020-2021
Contact us to learn more about enrolling in our school. We will be hosting virtual open houses and other online events this spring where you can hear from our school leaders, teachers and students.Enroll Today!
Summit Sierra | Executive Director
Ayanna L. Gore was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology of Crime and Justice from Loyola University—Chicago. She entered education after joining Teach For America as a high school science instructor and continued her work in education for the last 10 years. Her passions lie within mindset coaching, classroom management, curriculum/instructional development and diversity, equity and inclusion within the school system. She is finishing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at DePaul University where she is studying the impacts of novice Black teachers within Urban Schools. She was a school leader in Chicago where she led turnaround efforts in 2016 which successfully moved the school from off of the Chicago Public Schools warning list. In her free time, she enjoys swimming with her 1 year old, teaching boot-camp fitness classes and coaching weight loss challenges.