Rebecca Hoffmann, Principal

Rebecca Hoffmann is in her 15th year at Summit Academy. Rebecca discovered Summit when she and her husband moved to Louisville to be closer to family. She answered a job posting for the after school care director and ended up being hired by Mrs. Margaret Thornton as a middle school teacher. Within two years, Rebecca started taking on additional administrative duties, culminating in her current role as Principal. 

Rebecca credits her father and grandfather for their influence on her early life and career path. Her father was a teacher and her grandfather had a deep love for math and science. Their passion helped her decide to enter college as a chemistry pre-med major. However, after spending a summer working at a camp in upstate New York, Rebecca decided to study education instead. After college, her path shifted once again when she had the opportunity to work in a long-term substitute position for a special education teacher. This experience had a deep impact on Rebecca, and it sparked her love and desire for teaching students with learning differences.

Rebecca grew up in Evansville, Indiana.  She attended Murray State University (her parents’ alma mater), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle School Math and Science Education. She later earned her Master of Science in Special Education from Western Governors’ University. Rebecca lives with her husband, Todd (who she met the day she moved to college) and their three children: Bailey (13), Jordan (12) and Elijah (2).

“I love the opportunity that I have to build real, authentic relationships with students. Because we are such a small community, you really have the ability to get to know the students and families. This is so important as we work to develop the most effective educational plan for each student.” – Rebecca Hoffmann

Mountaintop Breakfast 2020

This year mark’s Summit Academy’s 17th Mountaintop Breakfast! The event will be held on Thursday, October 22 at 10:00am at…your desk! Or couch, kitchen table, backyard patio, or wherever you might be. Yes, the 2020 dMountaintop Breakfast will be VIRTUAL! Join us for an engaging online experience with many of the same components as our typical in-person event, plus some new additions. The Mountaintop Breakfast is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about Summit Academy and our impact on the students and families we serve. Show your support for Summit by registering for this free event and inviting your family, friends and colleagues to join as well!

village anchor night

Join us at The Village Anchor on Sunday, September 20 from 5-9pm! A portion of the proceeds that evening will be donated to Summit Academy. The Village Anchor is a cozy village bistro with a southern-inspired menu served amidst artful decor. Seating is available indoors and outdoors. Both dine in and carry out orders are included. Mention Summit when making a reservation or speaking with your host or server.

To make a reservation, call 502-708-1850 or visit


Summit Academy is participating in Give for Good Louisville on Thursday, September 17. This 24-hour online day of giving, led by The Community Foundation of Louisville, is an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. 

On September 17, please consider making an investment in Summit Academy. Your support will help provide educational materials, technology, speech and occupational therapy, tuition assistance and other crucial resources for students with learning differences. 

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