Kim Riley is the Founder and Executive Director of The Transition Academy.

“Surge is committed to lifting up and strengthening education professionals of color for the purpose of transforming schools and equipping students for success. This commitment also extends to students of color with disabilities who were born in a world that was not designed with them in mind. I want to leverage the Surge Academy experience and network to help me develop into the most authentic and effective leader possible. I’ve been advocating as a parent advocate for decades. I now need to make a collective impact and the executive coaching and expansive networking opportunities that Surge Academy provides are exactly what I need at this critical juncture. This movement is long overdue. And I can’t wait to be part of it – a community grounded in authenticity, rooted in tenacity and committed to courageous service for the purpose of educating and elevating our children.”