“As a school leader committed to pushing teachers to value alliance across difference, I am hopeful that Surge will support my work of building spaces for a counter-narrative for black and brown students wherein the environment is organized to co-construct social identities of achievement. I want to move my school to become an excellent example of Black and Brown achievement, where potential is unlocked and purpose actualized. I hope to gain a deeper confidence to confront my own limitations and fully apply my learning to steward my school towards this vision.”

Cecily Langford is the Assistant Principal at Farragut Career Academy IB World School.