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Meet Jimena and Kamaria: Summit Sierra’s Game-Changing Alumnae

Jimena Talamantes ‘20 and Kamaria Lyles ‘19 were first attracted to Summit Sierra, a Washington charter public high school, because of its strong commitment to preparing scholars for college and life. Today, they have chosen different career interests and schools on the opposite sides of the country. Yet, they share a passion for building a … Read More

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Aileen’s story: a journey to confidence and self-advocacy at Rainier Prep

Talking over a Zoom call, the new normal for students in the age of COVID-19, Aileen shared her journey from a traditional public school to Rainier Prep, a charter public school in Highline, Seattle. Now in 8th grade, Aileen started attending Rainier Prep in the 5th grade, following in the footsteps of her sister and … Read More

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Meet Corbin, Kenadie, and their son Rowan – learning together for a bright future

Corbin, a student at the newly launched Lumen High School in Spokane, WA, had given up on getting his GED any time soon. When he learned that he had a baby on the way, Corbin put aside his dreams of graduating from high school and going to college. Instead, he got a job. For Corbin, … Read More

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La kulan Corbin, Kernadie iyo wiilkooda Rowan – Oo wax u wada baranaya mustaqbal ifaya

Corbin, ardey dhigta Dugsiga Cusube Lumen ee Spokane, WA, ayaa ka quustay inuu helo GED giisa wakhti dhow. Markuu ogaaday inuu ilmo u dhalanayo, Corbin wuxuu isk ilaaway riyooyinkiisii ka qalinjabinta dugsiga sare iyo bilaabista koleej. Taas badelkeeda, wuxuu helay shaqo. Corbin ahaan, qoyska ayaa ahmiyada koobaad leh. Dugsiyada caadiga ah looguma talo galin ardeyda … Read More

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Conozca a Corbin, Kenadie, y su hijo Rowan: Aprendiendo juntos para un futuro mejor

Corbin, un estudiante de la recién inaugurada Lumen High School en Spokane, WA, había renunciado a obtener su GED en el corto plazo. Cuando se enteró que tenía un bebé en camino, Corbin dejó a un lado sus sueños de graduarse de la escuela secundaria e ir a la universidad. En vez, consiguió un trabajo. … Read More

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What teaching means to Nyaria Lee, a teacher at Impact Public School

Nyaria Lee is a second-grade teacher and parent to Kai, a third-grader, at Impact Puget Sound Elementary in Tukwila, WA. Nyaria’s love for teaching did not come early in life. She did not like schools or her teachers growing up. She said, “I didn’t feel like they understood the way I learned…I was one of … Read More

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How two Bremerton teachers are changing the game for young learners

Angela Reyes and Brittany Moll say it’s kismet that they became co-teachers at Catalyst, a charter public school serving families in Kitsap County. Both originally from the Bay Area, they now happen to be next door neighbors and fast friends after they met earlier this year. When asked what grade they teach, both said brightly … Read More

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A Parent’s Journey to Advocacy

Yadira Lemus is a parent at Impact Public School. Her daughter Debbie, a first-grader, goes to Impact Puget Sound Elementary. Her son Ithiel, a kindergartener, goes to Impact Salish Sea Elementary. In an ordinary school year, these schools would be in different locations – Tukwila and South Seattle. However, before the pandemic, the two schools … Read More

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Safar Waalid ku Noqday Xuquuq u Doode

Yadira Lemus waxay waalid ka tahay Dugsiga Dadwaynaha ee Impact. Inanteeda Debbie, oo ku jirta fasalka koobaad, ayaa dhigataa Dugsi Dhexe ee Impact Puget Sound. Wiilkeeda Ithiel, oo barbaarinta ku jiraana, wuxu dhigtaa Dugsiga Hoose ee Impact Salish Sea. Sannad dugsiyeedka caadiga ah, dugsiyadaasi waxay ku kala oolli lahaayeen goobo kala duwan – Tukwila iyo … Read More

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La jornada de un padre asía la abogacía

Yadira Lemus es una madre en la escuela de Impact. Su hija Debbie, está en el primer grado, va a Impact Puget Sound Elementary. Su hijo Ithiel, en el kínder, va a Impact Salish Sea Elementary. En un año escolar ordinario, estas escuelas estarían en diferentes lugares- Tukwila y el sur de Seattle. Sin embargo, … Read More