“ The Surge Institute resonates profoundly with my vocation as a dedicated lifelong mentor, advocate, and educator. Its resolute commitment to transparency is commendable, centered on empowering educators of color in vital domains such as executive acumen, adept problem-solving, adept team-building techniques, adept navigation of education’s historical and political intricacies, and the authentic narration of personal narratives. Over a decade, I’ve contributed meaningfully to the educational landscape in the Philadelphia region. The confluence of my influence, role, and expertise with the Surge Fellow program seems impeccably timed. I pledge to ardently harness my insights, experiences, and Surge network to introduce innovative concepts, enriching the socio-intellectual fabric of the communities under my care.”

Dean of Students | Northwood Academy