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The Faculty and Staff  are at the heart of what makes Summit Charter School thrive. Summit is comprised of members of the community whom have a vested interest in fulfilling the promise of our mission and ensuring the success of all our students -- past, present, and future. 

Consider making a difference at Summit. 


K-5 Teachers

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”
― Aristotle

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Grade One

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Grade Three

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Grade Four


Grade Five

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Grade Two

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Grade Three


Grade Four

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Grade One

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Grade Two

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Grade Three

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Grade Five

Middle School

Middle Schools Teachers


“When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.”
― William Glasser

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MS Social Studies

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MS Language Arts

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Math Intervention,

MS WIN, and Technology

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MS Science

High School

High Schools Teachers


“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.”

-Alice Wellington

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HS History, Chorus

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HS Science

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HS History


Specialty Subjects


“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

-Henry Brooks Adams 

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EC & SEEC Teacher

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School Counselor

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       HS Spanish &       

Athletic Director

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English Language Learners Coordinator

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Place-Based Education 

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PE & Health

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K-12 Music 

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EC Director

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EC & Reading Intervention Teacher 

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EC Assistant


Leadership & Staff


“What we instill in our children will be the foundation upon which they build their future.”

-Steve Maraboli 

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Head of School

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Development Director

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IT & Facilities Director

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K-12 Principal &

EC Director

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Business Officer

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Librarian & 

Testing Coordinator

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Director of 

Student Experiences & College Counseling

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Front Office Manager

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School Nurse

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