Shannon Ellis is the Director of Climate Implementation & Innovation at The School District of Philadelphia.

“The opportunity to be named a Surge Fellow is both humbling and rewarding. I am looking forward to participating in this transformative experience alongside other Black and Brown educational leaders in Philadelphia working to protect, support and liberate Philadelphia’s youth in their learning, growth and development. Surge’s cohort model intentionally creates spaces for me to be my authentic self while growing and acquiring new skills to lead in education. I am excited to join the Surge Family, especially this inaugural Philadelphia cohort of dedicated and committed educational trailblazers!”