“Surge for me, represents a commitment to amplifying and learning through the unique expertise and lived experiences of Black and brown leaders across the education landscape. This happens in a way that “pays it forward” and honors so many stories we each represent. It’s my responsibility to adequately lead, advocate, and innovate in spaces where decisions are being made that impact our young people. These decisions become the experiences that ultimately become the stories of our young people and of our community.”

Ann-Katherine Kimble | Director of School Success, XQ Institute