Lilly Cruz is the Senior Director of Networks at Leading Educators.

“A movement is needed for Latinx and Black educational leaders to not only be seen but also be developed and given the influence and power we deserve, especially in the educational realm, which we have so much to contribute to. I am ready to be authentic, heal and join a community I can contribute to and that has my back, because sadly, without this “surge” of us, I don’t think Latinx and Black leaders can easily make it alone. Numbers matter and I believe that Surge will set us up to do this important work.”