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Principal - Mr. Guevara

20 days ago

Principal: Mr. Guevara



To schedule an appointment please call (970) 368-1200 or leave a message with our Administrative Assistant at (970) 368-1226.


Welcome to Summit Middle School!

I am excited to welcome our SMS Tigers to the 2019-2020 school year. 

We have so many great things planned for this year!




I am now in my third year as the Principal here at Summit Middle School. I am very grateful for all of my past experiences and the mentors I have had along the way.  I hope to help students learn the importance of their experiences and those people around them that support them to be their best. 


My first role as a school administrator was as Head of School for Academy for Global Exploration.  AGE was a small accredited high school focusing on international cultural experiences and outdoor adventure.  Over five years I led 11 semesters taking students to places like South Africa, Japan, Greece, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.  Along with amazing cultural experiences, we were skiing, climbing, kayaking and surfing around the world! This time cemented my passion for experiential and real world learning experiences.  Students thrived when immersed in their learning and had real collaborators and audiences for their work.


After that, I moved to Nederland, Colorado and joined a private middle and high school in Boulder.  Watershed School sought to balance rigorous academics and social emotional learning in a project based environment.  I learned much about middle school and high school curriculum development and how to look at the entire scope of what students need to be successful in this world.


For four years, I was the Asst. Principal at Nederland Middle/Senior High School.  I was anxious to get back into a public school and wanted to work in the community where I lived.  I enjoyed the immersion into the community and served on many town and community boards. I strongly believe that schools and their communities must be woven together.  Our students need to be involved outside of the school house and feel a connection to where they live. We have so many local resources that can make the educational experience so much richer for students.  While at NMSHS I got back into coaching and coached the mountain bike team and helped with the alpine ski program.


My wife, Leigh, and I are so happy to be a part of the Summit County community. Leigh is also in education and teaches at the elementary level.  Our son Aldo is a future Tiger, he just turned 2! We love to be outside biking, skiing and enjoying the mountains of Colorado.

Asst. Principal - Mr. Chabot

20 days ago

 Jeff Chabot, Assistant Principal

Phone Number: (970) 368-1221

Please contact our Administrative Assistant at (970) 368-1226 if you'd like to schedule an appointment, or leave me a message at (970) 368-1221. 


As Assistant Principal, I strive to ensure the safety and learning of all students. 

About Me

I am excited to be starting my 9th year here at Summit Middle School and my 23rd year in the teaching profession.  I have spent all of that time teaching and working with students in Middle Schools. This age group is my passion and I enjoy getting to know as much as I can about the students and families that I get the opportunity to interact with.  I feel extraordinarily lucky to be allowed to work on a daily basis with the amazing staff, students and families that enter our building.  SMS is an amazing place to work and to send my own children.

My wife, Betsy Buerk, is also a teacher in the district.  She works as a reading specialist at Dillon Valley.  I have two children who will be attending SMS this year, Hank in 8th grade and Elle in 6th grade. My son Charlie is now in 9th grade.

I look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year and I encourage you to call me with any questions or concerns you may have.  

Asst. Principal - Ms. Biggs

20 days ago



Hello all!  Welcome to the awesome community that is Summit Middle School.  I am proud to say that I am starting my 15th year at SMS and my 18th in education.  This is my fifth year as an Assistant Principal.  Previous to this position, I taught Humanities and Science at every grade level, but most recently in 6th grade for several years.  I loved the classroom and the great teachers I got to work with as a classroom teachers and continue to love working with our amazing staff, students, and parents as an administrator!

I have lived in Summit County for the last 14 years.  I have two children, Evie and Otto. Evie is in 2nd grade this year and Otto is in Kindergarten! I am continuously amazed at the Summit County community and our commitment to creating change to improve Summit County living!

I am looking forward to continuing to improve our community and welcome in anyone that would like to be a contributing member of the SMS team, as a parent, community member, or staff member.  Thank you for your continued support of our students!