Nicole Savage

Nicole Savage is the Director, Early College Academy at Coolidge Senior High School, DCPS “At times, educating our Black and Brown students seems like a persistent negotiation between best intentions and…

Zakiya Sackor

Zakiya Sackor is the Executive Director at Kindred Communities. “As a new executive director, the opportunity to be a part of the Surge Academy has come at the perfect time.…

Voncia Monchais

Voncia Monchais is the Director of Youth Engagement at Mikva Challenge. “My vision of education equality is that all students, regardless of their zip code, cultural background, socioeconomic status, race/…

Loreal Latimer

Loreal Latimer is the Senior Director of Program Innovation at OneGoal. “Surge is shattering ceilings for what it looks like to mobilize, cultivate, and tap into the potential that is…

Arman Lakes

Arman Lakes, Ed.D is a School Counselor at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, DCPS. “I interpret the Surge Fellowship as a movement because it will take a movement to make…

LeKisha Jordan

LeKisha Jordan is a Senior Policy Advisor at Council of the District of Columbia. “Surge is a movement focused on ending policies that disproportionately impact students of color and/or contribute…

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is the Senior Partnerships Strategist and Communications Manager at Kindred Communities. “My vision for education equity is that every student, regardless of their racial background or their zip…

Rhonda Henderson

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…

Kawanza Billy

Kawanza Billy is the Program and Operations Manager at The Black Swan Academy. “Surge is a movement made up of brilliant leaders looking to transform communities through educational leadership and…

Brandon Best

Brandon Best is the Sr. Director of Engagement and Athletics at KIPP DC. “As a passionate educator, I’m committed to developing innovative solutions to bridge the achievement gap in the…