Rhonda Henderson is the Partnership Manager at Achievement Network.

“As I approach two decades of experience in public education — and particularly after the last five years– I know I am not the same servant-leader. While my fundamental commitment to equity and a liberatory education system remains intact, my views of what’s possible have expanded. Surge means an opportunity to examine deeply what I know and believe about community, education, and agency. Surge is a family of thinkers, doers, and creators who amplify each other’s vision for a just, people-centered education ecosystem. Through the Surge Academy, I hope to refine my strengths in relationship-building and strategic thinking to support and elevate education-entrepreneurs.”