About the School

Summit Charter School, located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, is an outstanding example of a successful charter school. Since its inception twenty years ago, the school has grown enrollment, developed a beautiful new campus, and has begun to add a high school division. Construction of a gym and new classrooms will be completed this year and reflects successful fund raising and support from the entire Cashiers community.

Talented educators and engaged parents partner together to create an exceptional educational environment in which the Kindergarten through Grade Nine students are able to develop a level of confidence that invokes success, self-worth, and the opportunity to thrive in all endeavors. A unique place-based curriculum allows students to apply classroom lessons to meaningful hands-on learning experiences in the outdoors. This, coupled with STEAM-focused programs, foreign language, and a wide-variety of extra-curricular activities, enables Summit to graduate students who are academically prepared, engaged in the community, and strong in character.

About the Position

The Director is responsible for all aspects of the program and reports to a Board of Trustees. An interim Director has been appointed for the 2018-19 school year. The administrative team is strong and includes two principals, a business manager and a development director.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should contact one of the consultants directly. Submit applications electronically in a SINGLE MERGED PDF and include the following:

  • EC Candidate Summary (we will send this to you)
  • A cover letter addressed to the Search Committee
  • Resume
  • Statement of leadership philosophy
  • Five references with contact e-mail and telephone.

Submit completed dossier to: dougjennings2249@gmail.com  or edp2851@gmail.com