BPS teacher named “innovative teacher” by TIME magazine

Fatima Morrell has been highlighted for her role in teaching anti-racism in Buffalo public schools.

BUFFALO, NY — A Buffalo Public School District teacher is recognized for her innovative teaching methods.

On Wednesday, TIME released its “Innovative Teachers” list, which highlights teachers and educators across the United States who are “improving their field and making a difference for their students in unique ways.” The list highlights 10 teachers, all selected from hundreds of applications.

“While each of the nominees has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of their students, TIME editors have selected 10 teachers who have gone above and beyond to improve learning experiences for children in need and solve issues facing schools today,” TIME said. on its website.

Fatima Morrell has been highlighted for her role in teaching anti-racism in Buffalo public schools and helping students heal after the Buffalo mass shooting at Tops Grocery on Jefferson Avenue.

According to a TIME article written by Katie Reilly, Morrell created the “emancipation program” in 2020 to help promote equity in schools. The program also aims to provide diverse perspectives, spark conversations about racism, and share lessons about the historical contributions of minority communities.

Morrell told TIME she believes the world would see “more peaceful communities” if all students had access to a curriculum similar to hers.