Travanna Alexander-Toney – Director of Behavioral Health at Kansas City Public Schools

“As an emerging female leader of color, dedicated to positively impacting diverse communities of color, I was devastated when I missed the opportunity to participate in the first Surge KC cohort. Surge Academy is committed to investing in and elevating leaders of color, so when the opportunity presented again, I was not going to miss it. In hindsight, this is my time…and I am ready to “Surge!” I look forward to strengthening executive skills that will transform education systems as well as communities and be in a position to influence policy, advocate for systemic changes and invest resources for community growth.”