Terri N. Watson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Human Development 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 children and families. Watson was named a 2020 – 2022 Faculty Lead in conjunction with The Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at The Graduate Center’s Center for the Humanities, The City University of New York for her project The Schools We Need: Lessons Learned from Harlem. She is also the guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Educational Administration and History (Routledge) titled, "A Seat at the Table: Examining the Impact, Ingenuity, and Leadership Practices of Black Woman and Girls in PK – 20 Contexts." Each manuscript utilized a critical methodology to center the lived experiences of Black women and girls in schools (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjeh20/52/3?nav=tocList).

Currently, Watson is a 2020 – 2021 Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University at Buffalo's Center for Diversity Innovation. Through her work at the Center she will leverage university resources to address persistent public challenges and to lay the groundwork for the creation of a 'Beloved Community.'

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Books

-Educational Leadership and Music: Lessons for Tomorrow's School Leaders (New Directions in Educational Leadership: Innovations in Scholarship, Teaching, and Service)

-Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A World View (Advances in Educational Administration)

Programming