Our 2020-2021 Application Will Open on October 1, 2019
Summit Tamalpais Open Houses
You and your family are invited to visit our campus and learn about our program.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ Tam
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ Tam
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ K2
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ K2
Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ Tam
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ K2
Summit Tamalpais: 3020 Hilltop Mall Rd, San Pablo, CA 94806
Summit K2: 1800 Elm St, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Summit Tamalpais | Executive Director, High School
Abbie Ridenour is the Founding Executive Director of Summit Tamalpais. Abbie’s passion for education reform began while in undergrad at UCLA as she researched the benefits of diversity in schools and worked directly with students and families who desired change in their educational experience. She started her teaching career in East Los Angeles, teaching history in both large comprehensive and small charter high school settings in LAUSD. She joined Summit in 2010 to help launch Everest Public High School, Summit’s second high school in Redwood City, CA. She has since served over seven years at Summit both as a history teacher and in school leadership at Everest, Shasta, and Tam. One of her proudest moments at Summit was watching her mentor group walk across the stage at graduation after working alongside them over their four-year journey at Summit and ensuring that 100% of their graduating class was accepted to a four-year college.
Summit Tamalpais | Executive Director, Middle School
Joi Jackson is excited to continue supporting Summit Tamalpais students as the high school’s new executive director. Ms. Jackson is from Atlanta, Georgia where she attended Spelman College earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology. She then earned a master’s in Educational Policy and Leadership at Loyola Marymount University. Before joining Summit Tamalpais, Ms. Jackson began her Summit journey at the K2 campus. Ms. Jackson has a passion for exploring the many ways children learn and the ways their communities support them. She loves to dance, draw and cook plant-based meals. She also enjoys learning as she develops the character of her students as well as her young daughter.