Angel Jackson-Anderson is the Principal at BELIEVE Circle City High School/BELIEVE Schools

“Surge is a great opportunity to catapult me into the next phase of my career. I truly believe that to evoke real change, it is imperative that one partner with others; working side by side to achieve a common goal. In education, our goal is to bring equitable change for scholars of color. In order to bring that equitable change, we must close the achievement gap. Surge is a movement of leaders that together can collectively move the pendulum towards closing that gap. Being a part of the Surge Academy and working with other leaders of color in our city and country to learn how to create systemic change is something I want to be a part of. If selected to be a Surge Fellow, I hope to be a part of leaders that will vow to bring systemic change within education to all children across the city of Indianapolis.”