Fatima is an education consultant providing project management for key initiatives and partnerships for the Jefferson Education Exchange. She has over 15 years of experience in curriculum development, educational technology, project management, teacher PD, and building meaningful relationships with key stakeholders.
Prior to joining JEX, Fatima led professional learning initiatives for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and served as an Education Pioneer Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, where she led edtech developer outreach, education innovation clusters and rapid cycle evaluations for edtech.
Pursuing her passion for K-12 education, Fatima served as Curriculum Director for Calvert Education and as an instructional designer for Maryland Public Television, producing a number of interactive STEM, ELA, and math websites featured on Thinkport and PBS Learning Media. Fatima co-founded Creative City Public Charter School, a progressive place-based, arts-integrated elementary school in Baltimore City. She also launched an alternative teacher certification provider through The New Teacher Project, emphasizing backwards design and culturally relevant teaching. Fatima entered the field as a 2nd grade teacher through Teach for America and has been on a mission to drive innovation in education ever since. She earned her B.A. from Cornell University and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University.