Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad

Ms. Lawson Muhammad has been a professional executive and consultant in the communications and technology field for 19 years.

She is a resident of South Orange and a member of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education and liaison to the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. As an elected board leader, along with her colleagues, Ms. Lawson-Muhammad led efforts to further racial integration and maximize equitable opportunity for all students.

As a leader with Building One New Jersey, she led a coalition to advance strategies and policy approaches for Governor Murphy and Legislative Leadership to remediate New Jersey’s deep and shameful school segregation problem.

It should be noted that Stephanie, in her public role as an African woman overwhelmingly elected by a multi-racial constituency, has experienced and unprecedented level of scrutiny and withering attacks over an incident blown far out of proportion by people who do not share her commitment to integration.

Ms. Lawson-Muhammad is a courageous breakthrough leader and a powerful civil rights women.

South Orange-Maplewood School District