Summer Stech, Esq.

Summer Stech is an attorney with a focus in education and disability rights. She is the Program Director and Legal Advocacy Coordinator for TACA – Talk About Curing Autism. Stech also teaches Legislation, Leadership and Management at San Diego State University. She is a former Program Specialist for Coronado Unified School District in the Pupil Personnel Services department. Prior to that position, Stech was an Equal Justice Works fellow with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. (sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP) where in 2006 she developed the Children & Youth Advocacy Project (CYAP). Through that project, Stech worked primarily with indigent transition-age youth with disabilities as they transitioned from school to adulthood. Stech has also held positions as a law clerk for Protection & Advocacy Inc. in San Diego, Disability Rights Advocates in Oakland, the Special Education Clinic at USD, and the Children’s AdvocacyInstitute at USD.

Prior to entering law school, Stech worked as a special education teacher with the San Diego Unified School District (specializing in full inclusion and secondary transition) as well as a Supervisor for ACES. Additionally, in May 2006, Stech was awarded the James A. D’Angelo Outstanding Child Advocate Award. She received her B.S. in Special Education for students with moderate to severe disabilities from Boston University in 2000 and her Juris Doctor from USD in 2006. Stech previously held a teaching certification in the state of Massachusetts and a teaching credential in the state of California.