Summit Middle School is an independent non-profit educational corporation, governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by Summit families, faculty and staff.  The School operates under a charter from the Boulder Valley School District.  Except where Summit’s charter contract gives authority to the Boulder Valley School District, all policies and governance of Summit are the responsibilities of the Summit Board.

The Board is made up of nine voting members and one non-voting member, the Principal.  It is the responsibility of the Committee on Trustees to recommend a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors for approval for annual elections.  Community members interested in serving on the Board should contact the Chair.

Notice of meetings of the Board adheres to the Colorado Open Meetings Law.  Notice of no less than 24 hours will be given prior to any board meeting.  Meeting dates will be announced in the Summit Newsletter and are posted on the school calendar on the Summit website.  Meeting agendas are posted 24 hours prior to the meeting on the Summit website and on the bulletin board outside the office.  

Summit relies on open communication between parents, faculty, staff and board.  For more information about communicating with the board, contact Lisa Chase, Board Chair, at or any member of the board directly.  


The Summit Board of Directors is pleased to announce a slate of seven qualified candidates for seven open seats, including three incumbents as noted below. The Board of Directors is a governance board consisting of nine members.

Email ballots are sent on Monday 3/6/23. The number of students you have that are currently attending Summit determines how many times your family may vote; therefore, your family should receive as many email requests to vote as you have children at Summit. If two email addresses are on file with Summit (e.g. mother and father) and you have one student, then the parent receiving the request to vote was randomly selected. Voting will close on Friday 3/10/23 at 3 PM. 

The Board will hold a candidates’ forum on Monday March 6th at 6:00 p.m. Candidates will introduce themselves and explain their interest and goals for their board term. 



Lisa Chase, Chair
Daniel Simon, Treasurer
Shari Polis, Secretary 
Katie Schwalb
Thomas Casey Gallagher
Mary Kathryn Wood
Matt Dahl
Erin Robbins
Monserraht Hernandez