Fatimah Nadiyyah Salahuddin

Fatimah Nadiyyah Salahuddin is a lecturer and the secondary Humanities Faculty Advisor for the Berkeley Teacher Education Program (BTEP). Fatimah is a Black San Francisco native and Oakland teacher-scholar who brings more than 10 years of teaching experience at all secondary levels. She strongly believes in the liberatory power of Ethnic Studies embedding it into every subject she has taught as a K-12 humanities teacher. As Faculty Advisor her commitment extends to empowering pre-service teachers to incorporate Ethnic Studies into their teaching as well. Before joining BTEP, she taught 10th grade English Language Arts and the 12th grade Senior Project Capstone course, both with an emphasis in Ethnic Studies at Fremont High in East Oakland. Prior to teaching high school, she taught 8th grade American History and 7th grade World History at Roots International Academy. Fatimah has also worked in adult and alternative education as an English tutor at City College of San Francisco and an English instructor at Civicorps Academy, a continuation high school in West Oakland.

In addition to teaching, she is an avid research justice advocate with extensive training in program evaluation and a deep passion for classroom inquiry. Fatimah was a former Senior Fellow, facilitator and coach for Agency by Design Oaklands Teacher Fellowship Program where she designed and led workshops for educators focused on maker-centered learning and was part of the inaugural Teacher Fellowship with Community Responsive Education (CRE). For CRE, she  supported the validation of their Youth Wellness Index survey, and conducted research in her own classroom on cultivating wellness in her practice through collective rest and naps. She is also an alumna of the prestigious Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) through the American Evaluation Association (AEA), where she helped advance culturally responsive practices in evaluation.

In the Berkeley Teacher Education Program (BTEP), Fatimah lectures the summer course titled, Foundations of Ethnic Studies in the K-12 Classroom. She holds a single-subject credential in English and received her Master of Arts degree in Education (emphasis in Teaching) in 2018 from Mills Graduate School of Education. She also received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies in 2014 from Mills College.


Oparah, J.C., Salahuddin, F., Cato R., Jones L., Oseguera T., & Matthew S. (2015). “By Us Not For Us: Black Women Researching Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change. Edited by Andrew Jolivette. Policy Press: Bristol, UK.

Professional Experience

Lecturer, Faculty Advisor, Berkeley Teacher Education Program (BTEP), UC Berkeley

Collaborator for Planning, Design, Capacity, 8RES Evaluation Firm

Research Consultant, Partners for Collaborative Change (PFCC)

English Language Arts Instructor, Fremont High School

U.S. & World History Instructor, Roots International Academy

Community Partnerships Coordinator, Hack the Hood
Summer 2017

Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI), United Way of the Bay Area

Classified Staff, Student Aide III, City College of San Francisco (CCSF)

College Bridge ELA Evening Instructor, Civicorps Academy

Culturally Based Consulting Intern, Harder+Company Community Research
Summer, 2015

Student Teacher, English Language Arts, REALM Charter Middle School

Project Survive Peer Educator, Expect Respect SF, City College of San Francisco

Professional Affiliations

  • Community Responsive Education (CRE)
  • American Evaluation Association (AEA) 
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • Agency by Design Oakland (AbdO)


Ethnic Studies; Teacher Education; Urban Education; Race & Inequality in Education; Research Justice


MA, Mills College, Education, emphasis in Teaching
BA, Mills College, Ethnic Studies, Clear Single Subject Humanities Credential


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