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Game Changers Suzet and Tiara: Demonstrating School Values in Every Lesson

Spokane International Academy (SIA), a charter public school in Spokane, promotes a global, values-centered education in its elementary and middle school programs. Suzet Teodoro and Tiara Pschaida, are delivering this vision with passion and fun for their scholars every day. Suzet teaches fourth grade and Tiara teaches Spanish for SIA’s third, fourth, and fifth grades. … Read More

On the Biden and Harris Inauguration

Today, the United States participated in one of the most fundamental pillars of our democracy – the peaceful transition of power. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in as the 46th President and Vice-President of the United States in an inauguration ceremony unlike any we’ve seen before.  What makes today’s inauguration unlike any … Read More

A letter from our CEO on Wednesday’s events in the Capitol

Dear Charter Community, Yesterday’s violent insurrection in our nation’s Capitol was a direct assault on our democracy and has left us reeling. Personally, I am feeling a mix of anger, grief, and dismay, as well as deep concern over how students, including my own children, are experiencing these troubling events.  Today, my heart and mind … Read More

Reflections on a tough year

Dear community, As 2020 draws to a close, we are humbled and grateful to be part of the Washington state charter public school sector. It has been a challenging year, and one that our growing sector should be proud of. The switch to distance learning was met with flexibility and ingenuity by our talented leaders, educators, … Read More

Rooted School Unanimously Approved to Open Game-Changing Charter Public High School in Vancouver, Washington

Washington State Charter School Commission Authorizes Opening in Fall 2022  Last Thursday, the Washington State Charter School Commission unanimously authorized Rooted School to open a charter public high school in Vancouver, WA in fall 2022.  This will be the third school in the Rooted School network, and the first in Washington state. For the last 18 months, Rooted … Read More

How Dustin Dacuan is making college more accessible

As the Regional Director of College Readiness for Summit Public Schools in Washington, Dustin Dacuan is focused on creating a supportive system that allows students to adopt a college-ready mindset. For Summit Public Schools, there is the unwavering belief that scholars can achieve their dreams and succeed in college and beyond. Summit scholars enter school … Read More

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