Adam Carter is Chief Academic Officer at Summit Public Schools, a growing charter network in California dedicated to providing all students with access to college. Adam has worked as an educator in traditional public schools, charter schools, and international schools, as well as founding and directing the Innovative Schools Programme, a teacher development initiative serving hundreds of educators in Jakarta, Indonesia. The recipient of the California Outstanding New Teacher Award in 2003, Adam helped found Summit Preparatory Charter School in Redwood City, California, which was featured in Waiting for Superman and recognized by US News and World Report as one of the nation's ten "Miracle Schools." Currently, Adam leads the Summit's Academics Team, which works tirelessly to support all of our faculty members in developing self-directed learners. Adam holds degrees from Presbyterian College and Stanford University.