Roxanne Rose

Roxanne Rose is the Assistant Principal at Achieve Academy, Education for Change Public Schools. “Being a Surge Fellow means being in community with dynamic, critically engaged educational leaders who have a shared vision of collective responsibility for the success of our often overlooked and underserved students. It means having efficacy and building up a network…

Miranda Tsang

Miranda Tsang is the Literacy Partnerships Program Manager at BUILD. “Surge is an opportunity to bridge resources for our community by understanding the true value of our lived experiences, and, for me personally, to work toward a future better than the one I saw growing up in the Bay.”    

Tyfahra Singleton

Tyfahra Singleton is the Executive Director at Camp Phoenix. “I hope to amplify my impact with a professional network of leaders of color for whom, like me, equity is a personal mission.”    

Aijeron Simmons

Aijeron Simmons is the Program Manager at the Office of Social and Emotional Learning, Oakland Unified School District. “I see this fellowship as the opportunity to connect to other leaders of color in order to establish a shared understanding of what transformational leadership means for leaders of color working toward a tomorrow where youth of…

Gabriel Sanchez

Gabriel Sanchez is the Dean of Instruction at Education for Change. “I see the Surge Fellowship as a mechanism for change that has no definite limits in terms of its sphere of influence, but as a manifestation of the legacies of our ancestors. A movement that combines force and cariño (care) to not only develop…

Alyssa Munson-Hernandez

Alyssa Munson-Hernandez is the Assistant Principal at Epic Middle School, Education For Change. “I chose to apply to the Surge Fellowship to better prepare myself to agitate the spaces I move through as a leader of color in education. My hope is that through the relationships formed and the training experienced, that my lens will…

Darryl McDavid

Darryl McDavid is the Admissions Specialist at Year Up. “If movements such as the civil rights and smaller grassroots movements have exemplified anything it’s the power of a community response, which is a large part of why I’d like to be a part of the Surge movement. Because I believe there are issues affecting communities…

Erik Martinez

Erik Martinez is the Manager, LGBTQ Support Services at San Francisco Unified School District. “Leadership for people of color must be centered in community and relationships. It is the idea that if we are all to create the greatest impact in our communities and in ourselves, this must be done in relationship and solidarity with…

Zuleica Lopez

“I want to join the Surge movement to be part of a community of leaders of color. I want to engage in learning experiences that are identity affirming, that reminds us to recognize the power in our unique narratives, to grow and be inspired by the collective impact we are all having in education and…

Jane Lee

Jane Lee is the Program Manager at Alameda County of Education. “I am looking forward to sharing stories and learning alongside leaders of color who are passionate about serving students better, through the field of education. Through this fellowship, I hope to stay humble and also build up my understanding of systems of power in…