Aaron Harris is Dean of Instruction at Aspire Golden State Prep.

“Being a Surge fellow is important to me because I take the calling of an educator very seriously. I believe in visualizing a different future for myself and young people who look like me and doing the necessary and difficult work that will make those dreams a reality. I hope to constantly challenge established systems in order for a true revolution to occur. I hope to constantly challenge my colleagues and remind them that the data points we analyze represent whole human beings who enter our classrooms with their own valuable experiences. I hope to show Black and Brown students that they are always deserving of grace, no matter who may think otherwise.”