On Wednesday, October 23, 5:30-7 p.m., Fordham GSE will feature Terri N. Watson, Ph.D., for the 2019 Barbara L. Jackson, Ed.D. Lecture. In The Schools We Need: Lessons Learned From Harlem’s Mothers and Othermothers, Watson will share her research on Mae Mallory and the “Harlem Nine”. She will discuss their class action lawsuit against New York City’s Board of Education and their efforts to desegregate Harlem’s schools. This talk comes from Watson’s current book project, tentatively titled The Schools We Need: Lessons Learned From Harlem’s Mothers and Othermothers.
About Terri N. Watson
Terri N. Watson is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at The City College of New York. A Harlem native, her research examines effective school leadership and is aimed to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of historically excluded and underserved students and families. In conjunction with the University Council for Educational Administration, Watson was a Barbara L. Jackson Scholar (2008 – 2010) and currently serves as a Barbara L. Jackson Scholar faculty mentor to several doctoral students of color who are pursuing careers as professors in educational leadership. She is also the guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Educational Administration and History (Taylor & Francis Group) titled, “A Seat at the Table: Examining the Impact, Ingenuity, and Leadership Practices of Black Women and Girls in PK – 20 Contexts,” (publication date: Summer 2020).