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WISE Emerging Leaders is a yearlong fellowship program that aims to cultivate the next generation of systems leaders in education with the tools, skills, community, and mindset required to transform their communities and change systems. iACT’s Team and Operations Manager, Danielle Kercher, was selected as part of the first contingents and shares a few insights from the experience below.

My participation in the WISE Emerging Leadership Program was my first experience in any sort of fellowship program. To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect and was quite anxious about how the program experience was going to be. Was it going to be competitive? Do others have more professional experience than me? Were their projects better? Would I get along with everybody?

My worries ended up