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Diane Tavenner is the co-founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, a nationally-recognized nonprofit that operates 15 public middle and high schools in California and Washington. She developed a school model centered on real-world experiences, self-direction, collaboration and reflection -- preparing all students to succeed in college, thrive in today's workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. Summit has earned many accolades and distinctions, most notably America's Best High Schools from US News and World Report, America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post and one of the world's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education from Fast Company. Diane is also the author of the forthcoming book Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life, due out September 2019 from Currency, an imprint of Crown Publishing. 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.