“As a member of the 2019 Chicago Surge cohort, I believe that I will be pushed and affirmed by like-minded leaders who all aspire to change the educational outcomes for students of color in Chicago. I firmly believe that the broad professional and lived experiences of cohort members will be a springboard for ingenuity and entrepreneurial innovation.

JuDonne Hemingway is the Principal of Gary Comer Middle School with the Noble Network of Charter Schools