Omar Currie is a Principal at Education for Change Public Schools.
“As an educator, I care deeply about the well-being now and the future of my students. I understand that the world must be different for them to have access and opportunity. I also know that the experiences they have now shape the narratives they write about themselves. As a principal, I am the curator of a space that continues to be substantially separate and unequal. And while I am well aware of the problem, I am honestly not doing enough to address it. Ultimately, I’m applying for Surge because the work of the school begins with me being a better leader.”