Sabeena Shah is an English Teacher, Entrepreneurship and Culinary Arts Pathway, John O’Connell High School at San Francisco Unified School District

“I want to be a part of the Surge movement because I want more strategy and practice in using my power and position to shape change. I want to work collectively with educators of color to generate the change we need for our students and our communities. In my experience with Surge, I have felt the power of this movement- the strength, passion, and knowledge has been invigorating and healing. The workshops I attended on exploring the role of love in our work, building real solidarity across communities of color, and healing in the service of leading have created space for reflection and growth. I can’t express how impactful this movement is other than to say that I feel more deeply alive and aligned to my values, and more connected to fellow educators of color.”