The Surge Institute was established to broadly address issues of race and class in urban
The most glaring disparity between past social justice movements and the current education reform movement is that the most visible and active leadership in education reform typically is not representative of the socioeconomic or racial diversity of the populations it seeks to serve.
Our Mission: To develop leaders who create transformative change
We MUST better align the profile of the industry leaders with the profile of the populations they serve to ensure sustainable efforts and connections to community.
Surge believes this untapped set of high-potential people could become influential education leaders over the next decade. This network can transform status quo systems and approaches in education by sharing ownership of the change efforts, engaging communities in defining & working toward success, serving as role models for young people to pursue roles with influence and risk, and access financial capital and power brokers to develop new solutions.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PARTNER, CHARTER SCHOOL GROWTH FUND
FORMER CHANCELLOR, DC PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT, MCCORMICK & COMPANY
An advisory team has also supported the Surge Fellowship – bringing a unique blend of strategic planning and organizational development experience, tactical/operations know-how, marketing/branding expertise and business development prowess. The group provides ongoing support and counsel.
Founder and President, Blue Seats Consulting
Superintendent, Burbank Unified School District
Independent Consultant; Formerly Chief Equity Officer, Stupski Foundation
Founder and CEO, Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education
Dr. Forrest Moore
Independent K-12 Education Consultant
Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Public Libraries
Education Program Manager, Strategic Grant Partners
Principal, DW, Inc. Consulting