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Diego Arambula is the chief growth officer for Summit Public Schools (SPS), a leading network of public charter schools currently serving more than 2,000 students in California's Bay Area and soon to be opening the first public charter high schools in the state of Washington. As chief growth officer and a member of Summit's Executive Team, Diego has focused on helping Summit expand the number of schools in the network and growing Summit's impact on public education through innovative partnerships with charters and districts across the country. The flagship school of SPS, Summit Prep, has been recognized as one of 10 Miracle Schools by Newsweek, and all Summit schools have a track record of more than 96% of their graduates accepted to four-year colleges or universities. Prior to his work as CGO, Diego was the founding executive director of Summit Public School: Rainier, the third school in the Summit Public Schools network, and was the founding US history and government teacher at Summit Prep. He began his career in politics, serving as the communications director for US Representative Cal Dooley after serving as Dooley's deputy campaign manager for a hard-fought campaign in California's Central Valley in 2000. Diego received his BA in government from Harvard University and a master's in education from Stanford University. He currently serves on the board of the Downtown Fresno Foundation and lives in Fresno with his wife, Chandelle, and their two daughters. Diego is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.