“The Fellowship experience has been awesome for me both professionally and personally: Professionally, I have deepened my understanding of both technical and adaptive skills. I have become a stronger, more confident, and more connected leader. Personally, I have come to realize that we each have a unique set of gifts and talents; and we cannot really serve at our highest capacity until we are comfortable being our true selves. I am confident that Surge will be the light for many, many cohorts to come. Together we will significantly and positively impact education in Chicago and beyond.”