Lauren Horton is the Dean of Culture at Lighthouse Community Public Schools.

“When I first heard of the Surge Fellowship, I felt that this community was exactly what I’ve been missing. What draws me to Surge is the commitment, development, and celebration of Black and Brown Leadership in education. I am excited to work in collaboration with other educational leaders to create healing and transformative impact, in order to disrupt the ills that plague our communities. Surge will allow me to grow within this work and sharpen my vision as a Black leader. I look forward to utilizing the resources, tools, and skills learned to network, advocate for equitable ideas, practices, and structures for the Black and Brown youth that I serve.”