Tylie Mendoza-Robertson is the Coordinator for Linguistically Diverse Scholars and Spanish Teacher at KIPP Indy Legacy High

“My experiences as a Black Woman in education teaching Black, Brown, and Indigenous children while simultaneously raising my own have amplified both my passion for educational equity and my drive to be a force in closing the achievement gap. Surge provides an opportunity to be surrounded by community and individuals in a collaborative and supportive space. I know that as a Surge Fellow, I can show up authentically in a space that fosters advocacy, innovation, creativity, and leadership with individuals who share my mission and vision.”