Erin Hartfield is an Academic Interventionist at Gateway Public Schools.

“I want to be a part of Surge because the best and most successful professional experiences that I’ve had have been in a cohort style with people of color and allies. Allyship doesn’t mean that we all have the same opinions and that’s what made working in a group so rewarding, meaningful and challenging. I’m looking forward to exploring some of the same dynamics with Surge. Through the Surge network, I hope to create protocols through a culturally competent lens, sharing this type of reflection with more organizations and schools. I want to strengthen my leadership skills, something I believe Surge can help me do. I believe that what I learn from other leaders in the program, will impact my school and district.”