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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program!

Please join the Afro American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier for their 17th Annual Martin Luther King. Jr. Program where Dr. Fatima Morrell will serve as the Keynote Speaker. 

Currently as an Associate Superintendent, Dr. Morrell leads the district’s Office of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives.  She has led the charge in training parents, community members, and over 3,500 teachers on the goals, strategies, and best practices in teaching and supporting students from diverse backgrounds.  Dr.  Morrell leads a number of social justice initiatives and programs, including the infusion of the New York Times 1619 Project and the National Coalition of Black Lives Matter at School curriculums into the core curriculum.  She serves on the State Education Department’s Advisory Panel for Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education.  The New York State Education Department has adopted the Buffalo Public Schools Culturally Responsive Teaching Principles, developed under Dr. Morrell’s leadership, for implementation in all New York State schools.  


Dr. Fatima Morrell earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Cum Laude, a Master’s degree in Foreign and Second Language Education; earned her doctorate degree in Educational Administration, Leadership, and Policy from State University at New York at Buffalo. Dr. Morrell’s research focused on single-sex classrooms and schools serving students of color from predominately low-socioeconomic status backgrounds. Dr. Morrell served as a teacher, assistant principal , principal, supervising principal, and assistant superintendent in the Buffalo Public Schools. Dr. Morrell is a certified, New York State External Educational Expert for School Review. She is also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.