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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. 

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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