School of EducationDepartment
Leadership and Special Education: Educational Leadership
Terri N. Watson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and Special Education at The City College of New York. As an activist scholar, her research examines the effective practices of urban school leaders and the impact of school reform initiatives on communities of color. She has presented her research at local, national, and international conferences including the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), where she was named a Barbara L. Jackson Scholar (2008 – 2010) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), where she was named an Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Fellow (2008). Her scholarship may be found in the following journals: Journal of School Public Relations; Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership; Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership; Leadership and Policy in Schools, and in two forthcoming co-edited books, Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A Worldview (Emerald Group Publishing) and Educational Leadership and Music: Lessons for Tomorrow’s School Leaders (Information Age Publishing).
Watson, T., & Bogotch, I. (2015). Reframing parent involvement: What should urban school leaders do differently? Leadership and Policy in Schools. 14(3), 257-278.
Rivera-McCutchen, R., & Watson, T. (2014). Leadership for social justice: It is a matter of trust. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. 12, 54 -65.
Harrell, J., & Watson, T. (2014). Instructional coaching: A model for professional development in the common core era. Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership. 1(13), 1-27.
Obiakor, F., Watson, T., & Beachum, F. (2014). The convergence of multicultural education and the 2012 London Olympics: What school leaders should know. Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 3(4), 210-216.
Watson, T., & Hartman, H. (2013). Transformational leaders who practice metacognition. The Professional Journal: The New York Academy of Public Education, 8-11.
Watson, T., & Brown, K. (2010). A public relations nightmare: ACLU class action lawsuit exposes inaccurate and inequitable high school graduation rates. Journal of Public Relations, 31(4), 342-357.
Book Chapters Watson, T. (in press). High school graduation rates. In K. Lomotey (Ed.), Education: PK-12 and higher education volume of the Contemporary issues for people of color: Living, working and learning in the U.S. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, ABC-CLIO, LLC.
Watson, T. (in press). Busing. In K. Lomotey (Ed.), Education: PK-12 and higher education volume of the Contemporary issues for people of color: Living, working and learning in the U.S. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, ABC-CLIO, LLC.
Watson, T. (2015). Managing to lead. In L. Sadeghi & K. Callahan (Ed.), Educational leadership in action: a casebook for aspiring educational leaders. (p. 191) Routledge. Taylor & Francis Group.
Watson, T. (2013). Sustaining school leaders: A critical race theory approach.
In E. Lyle (Ed.), Bridging the theory-practice divide: Pedagogical enactment for socially just education (pp. 55-71). Big Tancook Island, NS: Backalong Books.
Watson, T. & Sughrue, J. (2013). Who’s zoomin' who? A critical race analysis of Florida’s public high school graduates. In J. S. Brooks & N. W. Arnold (Eds.), Confronting racism in higher education: Problems and possibilities for fighting ignorance, bigotry and isolation (pp. 181-204). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Additional InformationService to the Profession
New York City Department of Education, Division of Family and Community Engagement
Education Council Member, Citywide Council on High Schools (Manhattan) 2013-2015
Membership in Professional Societies:
American Educational Research Association
International Association of Laboratory Schools (Journal, Co-Editor)
University Council for Educational Administration
Academic and Professional Honors and Awards:
Fellow, The Colin Powell Center's Public Scholarship Program, 2012 – 2013
Outstanding Dissertation, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, 2010
Barbara L. Jackson Scholar, University Council for Educational Administration, 2008
Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Fellow, American Educational Research Association, 2008