Chief of Schools
Summit Public Schools
Kelly Garcia is the Summit Learning senior director for the Western Region, which includes a portfolio of 95 schools in 10 states. Kelly leads a team of mentors who provide regular support to schools to contextualize the Summit Learning program. In addition to leading her team, she directs strategic state and district initiatives related to program growth and district-level support for schools within the program.
Prior to joining the Summit Learning program, Kelly was the longest standing member of the Summit Public Schools Leadership Team as she lead multiple schools within the network over the course of a decade in school-site leadership. She was the founder and executive director of Summit Public School, K2, the executive director of Summit Public School Everest and the assistant director of Summit Preparatory Charter High School. Under her direction, K2 and Everest fully implemented Summit Learning’s program model and she was instrumental in building and improving the model as it grew to its current iteration.
Kelly received her bachelor's degree in history and a certificate in the Children and Society Curriculum from Stanford University. She also holds an Ed.M. in teaching and curriculum from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.