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Diane Tavenner is the co-founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, a nationally-recognized nonprofit that operates public middle and high schools in California and Washington. She designed a school model that prepares all students to succeed in college and life, earning Summit national accolades and distinctions, including a 2019 America’s Best High Schools winner by US News & World Report. Diane is on the board of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Transcend Education, TLP Education, the Pahara Institute and the Minerva Institute. Prior to Summit, Diane spent ten years as a teacher, administrator, and leader in traditional public schools. She has a degree in psychology and sociology from USC and an MA in administration and policy from Stanford University. Diane is the author of the bestselling book Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life, a roadmap for parents to help children succeed in college, thrive in today’s workplace, and lead happy and secure lives. All author net proceeds from the sale of Prepared will be donated to the Community High School Foundation to support a college and career scholarship fund. Diane co-hosts the Class Disrupted podcast with Michael Horn.