Meet the staff who ensure Summit Academy delivers an exceptional educational experience.

Kathy Larson

CEO at Summit Academy

Aside from being a phenomenal teacher, mother, and friend, Kathy Larson is the CEO and founder of Summit Academy. She plans and executes Summit Academy's activities with the help of Walt Education and her carefully chosen American team members. 

Krystian

Graphic Designer at Summit Academy

Hey, that's me! I've worked as the lead graphic designer for Summit Academy since 2014. If you have questions, comments, or problems with the website, don't hesitate to contact me! :)

Text/Call: 503-523-6883 or add @summit_academy on Snapchat and I'll do my best to answer your questions or point you in the right direction!

Samuel Wang

CEO at Walt Education

Samuel Wang is a dynamic leader in private English Education in southern China. Samuel's and Kathy's shared vision for cultural education and exchange in America is one of the reasons Summit Academy was founded and continues to thrive. 

Tommy Larson

Field Trip Director at Summit Academy

Tommy Larson is Kathy Larson's husband, planning and leading most of Summit Academy's summer and winter field trips. If you've seen Tommy twice, you've seen him with camera equipment at least once, as he is also a talented and passionate videographer and documents student activities during field trips for each Graduation Ceremony!

Phillip Chen

International Program Director at Walt Education

Phillip Chen is the director of the international department at Walt Education, and is the leader of the overseas travelling program. He has worked in Walt Education for 9 years and has been to the US five times as a supervisor of students.

Charles

Event Planning and Logistics at Summit Academy

Charles is always behind the scenes, planning expenditures for Summit Academy events and student activities during the year's Summer and Winter Cultural Experiences.

When he's not busy with that, he's teaching students, editing video, or helping with field trip preparation and planning.

Walt Education is Summit Academy's Chinese partner school. Check out our About Us page to learn more!

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Lily has worked in Walt Education for twelve years, and has been to the US three times as a supervisor of students.

Teaching Superintendent at Walt Education

Lily

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Abby has worked in Walt Education for ten years and has been to the US two times as a supervisor of students.

 

Abby was among the first teachers from Walt Education that Summit Academy had the pleasure of working with, and even began teaching Chinese to our very own Summit teachers!

Supervisor of Children's English Education at Walt Education

Abby

Marsha has worked in Walt Education for six years and has been to the US once as a supervisor of students.

Supervisor of Children's English Education at Walt Education

Marsha

Bella has worked in Walt Education for six years and has been to the US once as a leader of students. She currently supervises Walt students in the Tangxia District in Dongguan, China.

Tangxia Unit Supervisor

Bella

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Joey has worked in Walt Education for eight years and has been to the US eight times as a supervisor of students.

Joey was among the first teachers from Walt Education that Summit Academy had the pleasure of working with!

Teaching Supervisor at Walt Education

Joey

Maggie has worked in Walt Education for eleven years, and has been to the US twice.

Director of Children's English Education at Walt Education

Maggie

Vinick has worked in Walt Education for nine years and has been to the US once as a supervisor of students. She currently is the director of the Dalang District unit of Walt Education in Dongguan, China.

Dalang Unit Director

Vinick

Shelly has worked in Walt Education for eight years and has been to the US once as a leader of students. She currently supervises Walt students in the Dalang District in Dongguan, China.

Dalang Unit Supervisor

Shelly

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