About Us

Summit Learning is a research–based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student–teacher relationships that prepare students for life after graduation.

Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners.

The Summit Learning Program offers schools customizable curriculum, a range of educational resources and technology tools, professional development for educators, and ongoing coaching and support for schools.

Summit Learning is independently led and operated by the nonprofit, TLP Education.

About TLP Education

TLP Education is a nonprofit organization that partners with schools to ensure every student is prepared for life beyond the classroom. We believe that all students should have teachers who are informed by decades of learning science and diverse teaching experiences. Working with Teachers, Learners, and Partners in education, TLP provides customizable curriculum, a range of educational resources and technology tools, professional development for educators, and ongoing coaching and support for schools across the country through the Summit Learning Program.

Through the Summit Learning program, TLP Education supports nearly 400 schools, more than 4,000 educators, and more than 80,000 students using Summit Learning across the U.S.

Our Leadership

  1. Andrew Goldin, Executive Director

    Andrew Goldin is a veteran educator and the Executive Director of T.L.P. Education, where he oversees the Summit Learning Program used by hundreds of schools nationwide. Andrew started his career teaching middle school science in the Bronx, New York as a Teach for America corps member. He later joined YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, Texas as the principal of two YES campuses and later a manager of school leaders. Andrew joined Summit Public Schools as Chief of Schools in 2015, where he supported school leaders across the network before transitioning to support Summit's national work as Chief Program Officer of the Summit Learning Program. As Chief Program Officer, Andrew oversaw curriculum, professional development, and hands-on support for schools implementing the Summit Learning instructional approach across the country. Andrew holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a MSEd from Bank Street College of Education, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  2. Our Leadership Team

    We are an organization of educators. Read more about our Leadership Team by clicking on the links below.

Board of Directors

  1. Priscilla Chan, M.D., Chair

    Dr. Priscilla Chan is co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, is a new kind of philanthropy that's leveraging technology to help solve some of the world's toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. In 2015, Priscilla founded CZI with her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, the month they welcomed their first daughter – with the goal of helping build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone's kids. Priscilla is a pediatrician and founder and CEO of The Primary School in East Palo Alto. She is a practicing pediatrician and a former after school program teacher. Her experience inspired The Primary School, an integrated health and education model serving children and families in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven, California. She earned her BA in Biology with Spanish Citation at Harvard University and her MD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her pediatrics training in the UCSF/PLUS Pediatrics Residency.

  2. Diane Tavenner, Secretary

    Diane Tavenner is the co-founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, a leading network of public schools serving California and Washington State. Summit's graduates are completing four-year college degrees at twice the national average. Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report have ranked Summit Public Schools among the top public schools in the nation.

    Diane serves on the boards of Transcend, The Primary School and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and previously served as the Board Chair of the California Charter Schools Association. Diane is a member of the Spring 2013 cohort of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship, a leadership program within the Aspen Institute and a fellow in the Broad Academy.

    Prior to Summit Public Schools, Diane was a public school teacher, administrator, and leader in traditional urban and suburban public schools throughout California. She holds a BA in psychology and sociology from the University of Southern California and an MA in administration and policy analysis from Stanford University.

  3. Alex Hernandez, Board Member

    Alex Hernandez is the Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia. He also serves as leader of the Next-Generation Schools Practice at the Charter School Growth Fund, a nonprofit that supports the growth of the nation's best public charter schools. He is a former area superintendent at Aspire Public Schools, a leading K-12 charter school network, where he managed schools in the California Central Valley. He taught high school math in South Los Angeles and later served as a Broad Fellow at Portland Public Schools. Before that, Alex worked for several years with JP Morgan and Disney's venture capital arm, Steamboat Ventures. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, has an MBA and an MA in education from Stanford University, and is a Pahara-Aspen fellow. Alex lives near Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Michelle and twin sons.