Executive Director

I’m Sarah Hanson. I started work in education immediately after graduating from the University of Minnesota. I was introduced to this world through Teach For America which brought me to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota as a 9th grade English teacher and special education teacher. I have been working with West Side Summit since the March before the school opened in 2013. I’ve had the opportunity to watch many of our perfect children grow. I know all of our children have the potential to go on to college and that hard work, a strong sense of purpose, and a great team of students and staff is how we will ensure that possibility for each one of our children.

You can reach me at shanson@westsidesummit.org or at 651-200-4543.

admin-asstDirector of Student Culture and Family Engagement

I’m Patti Weyandt, the Director of Student Culture and Family Engagement. I am a native of St. Paul. I studied child development at Saint Paul College and have worked nearly 20 years in the education field. I live here on the West Side with my husband and enjoy spending a lot of time with my large family. I am a published songwriter, musician, and performing artist and enjoy painting whimsical scenes in oil in my home studio in my down time. I love supporting the community here at West Side Summit. I have always been energized and challenged and inspired when working alongside children. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

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