We partnered with Code Nation on the search for a President & CEO, resulting in the recruitment of two leaders to the organization: President Kellie Hinkle and CEO Ron Summers. Code Nation equips students from under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that create access to careers in technology.
Summers has extensive expertise in the education and technology sectors. Throughout his career, he’s developed intentional access points to instruction and real-world coding experiences for students in systematically underserved schools.
Previously, he was the Executive Director of Computer Science Education for the NYC Department of Education overseeing the 10-year CS4ALL initiative, the largest public-private strategic partnership for CS Education in the US. There, he led the organization’s long-term strategy to operationalize connected K-12 programming and student learning across 1,500 schools to reach the city’s one million students. Summers spent the early part of his career teaching high school students graphic design, entrepreneurship, and web development by blending the tech start-up world into his classroom. He also co-founded NYC’s first entrepreneurship and coding summer incubator program for high school students, NFTE’s NYC Generation Tech.
Summers holds a BA from Binghamton University. He earned his MS in Educational Technology from Long Island University.