Summit K2, a public charter school in El Cerrito, recently appointed a new dean of culture, Christian Cabrera. In this role, he will focus on supporting student academic growth and development of the school culture. The school serves approximately 420 students at the co-located middle and high schools.
"Chris is a wonderful addition to our faculty team. He brings a wealth of experience in supporting students from diverse backgrounds, including first generation college students, and helping them reach their full academic potential," said K2 Executive Director Shilpa Duvoor. "We're excited to have him as part of the faculty team as well as the Richmond and El Cerrito communities."
Before coming to Summit K2, he helped found Broome Street Academy, an independent charter school focused on serving youth from high vulnerability backgrounds, including students from foster care, juvenile corrections, those with incarcerated family members, in the corrections system, and students living in temporary housing. Previously , Cabrera served as the director of student services for Broome Street Academy, where he developed systems for guidance, athletics, clubs and after-school groups.
Cabrera holds a master's in public administration from CUNY: Baruch College and a bachelor's degree in health and human services focused on community mental health with minors in Latino/a and African-American studies from the University of Buffalo.
Summit K2 is a public charter school located at the beautifully restored and historic Chung Mei Home for Boys. Enrollment is free and open to the public.