Ferial Pearson, a native of Nairobi, Kenya, is a national award-winning high school teacher and college instructor. For her dedicated work in education and human rights, she has earned the National Education Association’s Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights in 2012, and the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network’s Educator of the Year Respect Award in 2011. She is an Instructor and Instructional Coach in the Teacher Education Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Ferial was recently ranked #7 in a list of top Nebraska education leaders to follow.
Watch a documentary on Ferial by the NEA’s Virginia Uribe Awards
Ferial was featured recently in the short film, “The State of Education In Nebraska: Success Starts with Teachers.”