Nicole Savage is the Director, Early College Academy at Coolidge Senior High School, DCPS

“At times, educating our Black and Brown students seems like a persistent negotiation between best intentions and ‘just get it done’, and it’s exhausting. Simply put, our young people deserve better than this. They deserve a better system and educators who are invigorated by the possibility of their future. Surge offers the opportunity to step outside of our everyday work to rethink the possibilities. I want to confer with educators for both affirmation and dissension to push my thinking. Moreover, I want to commit and contribute to an experience (a movement, if you will) that anchors my dedication to education for years to come. As a movement, I believe Surge will envelop me into a community, forging a bond and igniting a spark to capitalize on the possibility of what education should be.”