Ashley Brown is the Early C. Ed. Policy Analyst at San Francisco Unified School District.

“Surge means an opportunity to craft and refine my leadership as a Black woman in education, with the support of successful leaders and meaningful curriculum. Surge feels like leveling the playing field while providing the tools and heart space for us to understand who we are as educators, maximize our capacity at the table, and feed our ever-growing unapologetic aim towards liberation. This institute creates the space to intentionally connect our passion and dreams with the work we’re doing each day and to support us in what we do next. Surge is a powerful connector for our internal and external world and experiences.”