Aukeem Ballard

Aukeem Ballard

Assistant Director

Email: aballard@summitps.org

Before being one of the co-leaders at Summit Tam, Aukeem most recently was a Dean of Students and a Habits, Culture and Community (HCC) teacher at Summit Preparatory Charter High School, our flagship Summit school in Redwood City, CA. He started his work with Summit Public Schools when he help build the first iteration of the Summit Learning Platform in summer of 2013. He taught Social Studies and mentored students for four years, now in universities ranging from Berkeley to New York! Over his time at Summit Prep, he worked with the Summit Prep community to create a vibrant student leadership program. He built local service leadership opportunities, created student-led ethnic studies courses, social justice service trips to various countries with students, and helped supplant a functioning student government system. Before Summit he taught middle school social studies and language arts at Portland Public Schools and was involved with city and state civic education initiatives. He obtained both a BA and MA from Lewis & Clark College. He loves slam poetry, great food, and dancing to the music of life.