Who We Are:
What if all students graduated high school with not only content knowledge, but the habits and skills to successfully navigate college and career, with a sense of purpose to anchor them? This is the question at the core of Summit Public Schools. Summit is a leading charter management organization serving heterogeneous communities in the Bay Area and Washington state. We operate 11 schools serving over 3,600 students.
Are you looking for the opportunity to lead change? Do you want to help reimagine what schools should be? We put students in the driver’s seat, empowering students with the skills and habits they need to be successful in college and life. We need diverse, driven, and dynamic people to join our growing team to help realize our educational vision.
The Summit Learning Environment:
Teaching at Summit is unlike teaching in a traditional environment. Our teachers know the individual strengths and growth areas for each student. We empower students to own their learning.
By design, our schools are small communities where every student is known. Our schools are intentionally heterogeneous, and reflect the diverse demographics of the communities they are a part of. As a teacher, this will require being culturally responsive and creating equitable learning pathways for all students.
Summit teachers plan by deeply understanding student data and determining what group and individual supports are needed for their students to move forward on complex projects.
This planning requires teachers to consider not only how students are integrating content information into their projects but also how they are applying cognitive skills (e.g. hypothesizing) that stretch across all content areas and the habits of success (e.g. self-direction) that allow them to prepare for the world beyond the classroom.
Summit teachers do not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge but instead as facilitators and coaches to their students.
We are committed to continual growth at Summit. We prioritize developing leaders from within and have invested in multiple career pathway programs for our teachers and school leaders. With dedicated days of professional development built into the academic year, we equip teachers with the tools necessary to improve their practice and tackle challenging issues.
What you’ll do:
- Design, implement and project manage a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process plan for 2 Summit schools
- Review Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs), analyze and present data to relevant stakeholders
- Collaborate with School Leaders, Heads of Schools, Superintendent, and various stakeholders throughout the accreditation process
- Assist in the development of materials for presentations, events, and manage WASC compliance and communication
- Create and maintain key organizational documents to ensure crossfuntional cooperation both internally and with external stakeholders
- Cultivate strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders - this includes all school governing bodies (SPS board, state authorizer, district authorizer, local school district authorizer, and community advisory board); community partnerships; and student families.
What you need:
- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
- Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree is preferred but not required)
- Clear health and background check
Who you are:
- You’re passionate about education and are excited to contribute to student and school success
- You thrive in innovative environments, and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace
- You are a leader, and actively participate in schools and meetings
- You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset
- You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with colleagues to maintain high expectations for schools and students. You find positivity in share successes
- You use data to inform decisions and can help others make meaning out of spreadsheets and statistics
- You're excited to learn about the Summit model of education and the WASC accreditation process
This internship will require 8-10 hrs/week, and can be based in the East Bay or Redwood City. You must be a currently enrolled Stanford student. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.
We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.