Welcome from Superintendent Scott Hough
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! The mission of Summit Public Schools is to, in partnership with the community, "support and sustain an excellent system of learning that engages all students in compelling work; educates them to their highest intellectual, creative, and individual potential; promotes pride in diversity; and results in responsible and productive citizens of the highest integrity." Our 700 staff members dedicate themselves to upholding this mission for each and every student. Summit focuses on enhancing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) opportunities, educating the whole child with an emphasis on mental health and social-emotional learning, and providing an equitable and inclusive educational environment where all are welcome and valued. If you are new to Summit Public Schools, I hope you take advantage of the wonderful resources we have and find ways to get involved in this special school community. I look forward to meeting new students and families, as well as saying hello to familiar faces around the District.
Summit welcomes new administrators to the District: Dr. Joseph Cordero, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Ms. Esther Loor, Principal of Franklin Elementary School, and Ms. Nataly Farias, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School. Dr. Cordero was the previous Principal of Jefferson Elementary School, and joined the District administrative team at the end of June. Ms. Loor was announced as Principal of Franklin in May, and Ms. Farias was announced as Principal of Jefferson in July. We are excited to have these talented educators join our excellent team!
The District hosted its annual Custodian/Maintenance Kickoff at the end of August, which included breakfast and lunch from Pomptonian Food Service, sessions on fire extinguisher and ladder safety, mold prevention and remediation, and Asbestos awareness training. We appreciate our staff for all they do to continue to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff!
The District's FLASH summer program sees another year of success! FLASH began at the end of June and ended in mid-July. Students in grades 1-8 had a blast in classes like Lego Engineering, Art (Drawing & Painting and Sculpting & Modeling), Photography, Woodworking, and more!
Thank you to the City of Summit and Mayor Nora Radest for inviting Summit teachers and staff members to push the honorary TNT plunger that set off the Independence Day fireworks in Summit!