When new and returning families visit Summit Olympus next year they’ll be greeted by a new face and with a friendly ¡Hola! or Hello.
“Being able to welcome and communicate to Spanish speaking students and families helps break down barriers and makes them feel welcome,” said Jessica Miranda, a new faculty member at Summit Olympus. “Helping students and families see that this is their school and community is the first step in supporting them to be successful.”
Jessica is bilingual and will join Olympus as its new Operations Manager where she will lead daily site operations and assist with human resources, enrollment, and work to build a positive culture among faculty, students and families.
Jessica was born and raised in east San Jose, California. She brings a strong knowledge of public charter schools and what makes them successful. Jessica has worked in the public charter school sector for more than nine years. She has been with Summit Public Schools for the past six years where she helped start two schools in Sunnyvale, California and supported in a variety of roles, including planning student activities and outreach/enrollment coordination.
She is eager to use her experience developing relationships with students and parents at Olympus. Previously, at a Summit school in Sunnyvale, California she started a Spanish speaking parent group. She hosted monthly meetings that featured workshops to educate parents on how the school operates. It provided an opportunity for families to voice celebrations and challenges.
After Jessica’s first visit to Tacoma she fell in love with the community and felt right at home. She said the area reminds her of where she grew up and that the diversity of the school reminds her of where she went to high school.
“I see huge potential in the school and the community,” Jessica said. “I’m ready to get the ball rolling and am excited to see the great things the school and community will accomplish in the future.”