Faheema Feerayarre is a Minneapolis Public Schools parent and a resident in South Minneapolis, representing District 3. Currently, Faheema is also a Minneapolis Civil Rights Commissioner, representing Ward 6. Faheema earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work at the University of Louisville Kentucky and her Master’s of Education at the University of Minnesota, and she is currently a Doctoral student at Walden University. Faheema has tremendous experience working for nonprofit organizations including the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace & Justice, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Catholic Charities, and the University of Minnesota where she is currently a Behavioral Health Case Manager.
Faheema’s professional experience includes advocating for women and girls' right to education, ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and advocating for refugee and immigrant families. Faheema believes in the Muhammad Ali saying, "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth". As parent and a board member, Faheema believes stronger, safer, and better schools require establishing strong relationships between the families and the district. She will work for equity in the classrooms, setting a high bar for achievement for all students, and bringing families and educators into decision-making.