Lesley University is a private, coeducational university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, well known for its education, expressive therapies, creative writing, counseling, and fine arts programs.The university is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and New England Collegiate Conference. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 27, 2017
President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump honored Sydney Chaffee, a humanities teacher at Dorchester, Massachusetts’ Codman Academy, as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year at the White House on Wednesday. “It’s my pleasure to welcome so many extraordinary teachers to the White House,” the president said as he welcomed 55 Teachers of the Year from different states. “Each of you has dedicated yourself to inspiring young minds and to putting our children on a path to happiness and success – lots of success.” “Today, we honor one teacher in particular,” Trump continued. “She is the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Sydney Chaffee.” Chaffee, who got her masters degree in education at Lesley University, was described by her colleagues as a dynamic person. Thabiti Brown, Head of School at Codman Academy told CBS News, “She’s a great example of the drive, the force, the willingness to do whatever it takes to make sure more students grow and learn.” “I think I do a lot of the things that great teachers do, and that’s why I’m being recognized,” Chaffee reportedly said. “Students need to know that I believe in them. They need to know that I believe that they can achieve.” Chaffee being honored as the National Teacher of the Year is also the first instance in 65 years that the award has gone to a teacher from Massachusetts. “Sydney, I would like to congratulate you on this tremendous achievement,” Trump said. “There is nothing more important than being a teacher, and certainly for being a great teacher. You’re all great, great teachers, and congratulations to all.” Chaffee could not hold back her tears at the Oval House, to which Trump replied: “I know, the Oval Office can do that.”
News Article | December 5, 2016
AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading higher education information and resource provider, has identified the Best Online Psychology Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. Comparing cost, quality and student performance metrics at hundreds of colleges and universities around the country, the site determined Washburn University, Colorado Christian University, Brescia University, Lesley University and the University of Texas Permian Basin to be among the top four-year schools and East Mississippi Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Allen County Community College, Central Texas College and Holmes Community College to be among the top two-year schools for online psychology students. "Online psychology programs encompass all levels of learning, for students interested in earning everything from an associate to doctorate degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Our list recognizes schools who have established online programs for psychology majors that go above and beyond to promote student success and while providing the best overall value.” To be eligible for placement on an AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranking, schools must meet several minimum requirements. Each must be an accredited, public or private not-for-profit institution and offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. More than a dozen additional statistics are compared to score each qualifying school for final rankings, including financial aid offerings, graduation rates and more. For complete details on data and methodology used, as well as a full ranking and scorecard for each online psychology program listed visit: Two-year schools on the Best Online Psychology Program ranking for 2016-2017: Allen County Community College Alvin Community College Amarillo College Barstow Community College Barton County Community College Bunker Hill Community College Carl Albert State College Central Texas College Chemeketa Community College Citrus College Cleveland State Community College Coastline Community College Cochise College Colorado Northwestern Community College Columbia State Community College Dakota College at Bottineau Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Foothill College Gateway Community and Technical College Hazard Community and Technical College Holmes Community College Hopkinsville Community College Iowa Central Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Mt San Jacinto Community College District Navarro College North Central State College Northcentral Technical College Northeast State Community College Northern Virginia Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Pellissippi State Community College Santa Rosa Junior College Sinclair College Somerset Community College Spokane Falls Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tyler Junior College West Hills College - Coalinga West Hills College - Lemoore West Valley College Western Oklahoma State College Western Wyoming Community College Williston State College Four-year schools on the Best Online Psychology Program ranking for 2016-2017: Bellevue University Brescia University Central Washington University Chadron State College Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Fort Hays State University Goodwin College Granite State College Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University Judson College Lee University Lesley University Mercy College Northern Arizona University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Ohio Christian University Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Saint Leo University Southwestern Adventist University Southwestern Assemblies of God University Southwestern College SUNY Empire State College The University of Alabama The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Thomas University Tiffin University Troy University Union College Union Institute & University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Great Falls University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Maine at Augusta University of Maryland - University College University of Memphis University of North Dakota University of Northern Colorado University of the Southwest Utah State University Viterbo University Washburn University Washington State University Western New Mexico University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | November 24, 2016
AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading higher education information resource provider, has released its picks for the Best Colleges in the U.S. to earn an Online Teaching Degree from in 2016-2017. Comparing data on affordability and student success from thousands of schools with online teaching programs, the rankings list the top 100 two-year and four-year schools respectively. Schools topping the four-year list include Dickinson State University, Fort Hays State University, North Carolina Central University, East Carolina University and University of Southern Mississippi; schools topping the two-year list include East Mississippi Community College, Arizona Western College, Holmes Community College, Northeast Community College and Odessa College. "There were 3.5 million teachers working in elementary and secondary education in the U.S. in 2014,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “It’s important for us to help aspiring teachers and those looking to advance their career in education find the best opportunities to earn an affordable, quality online teaching degree.” Schools who earn a spot on the Best Online Teaching Degrees lists must qualify by meeting certain baseline requirements. AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires all schools to be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to be eligible. Colleges must also meet minimum affordability standards, offering in-state tuition under $5,000 per year at two-year schools and under $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Final scoring and ranks are determined by comparing data on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative measures, such as financial aid availability and graduation rates. All schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Teaching Degrees list can be found below. The attached map shows how many schools were honored by state. The full rankings can be found along with data and methodology details at: Allen County Community College Amarillo College Arizona Western College Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Baltimore City Community College Bay Mills Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Casper College Central Texas College Coconino Community College College of Southern Idaho Collin College Colorado Northwestern Community College Dakota College at Bottineau Dawson Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Wyoming College Edgecombe Community College El Paso Community College Front Range Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Haywood Community College Henry Ford Community College Holmes Community College Kilgore College Lenoir Community College Lone Star College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Navarro College Nebraska Indian Community College North Central Missouri College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pima Community College Shoreline Community College Stanly Community College Tri-County Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Washtenaw Community College Western Oklahoma State College Yavapai College Appalachian State University Arkansas Tech University Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Chadron State College Chaminade University of Honolulu Concordia University - Saint Paul Dickinson State University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Ferris State University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Great Basin College Hobe Sound Bible College Indiana State University Judson College Lesley University Liberty University Mayville State University Minot State University Newman University North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University Northeastern State University Northern Arizona University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Southwestern College Sterling College SUNY College at Oswego The University of West Florida University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Central Missouri University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Missouri - Columbia University of Nebraska at Kearney University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Northern Colorado University of South Dakota University of Southern Mississippi University of the Southwest University of West Alabama Wayland Baptist University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Western New Mexico University Wilmington University Winston-Salem State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | March 1, 2017
ROCKPORT, MA, March 01, 2017-- Phil Bissell is a celebrated Marquis Who's Who biographee. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Mr. Bissell a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Bissell celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.Mr. Bissell's is a cartoonist and illustrator in Rockport, MA.EducationBFA (hon.), Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2007; Degree (hon.), Art Instruction School, Minneapolis, 1971; Student, School Practical Art, 1946CareerEditorial cartoonist, Lowell (Massachusetts) Sun, 1980-87;Sports cartoonist, Boston Herald, 1975-77;Sports and editorial cartoonist, Worcester Telegram and Evening Gazette, 1967-75; Illustrator, cartoonist, Cartoon Corner Syndicate, Rockport, Massachusetts, 1966;Sports cartoonist, Boston Globe, 1953-65;Theatrical and editorial sports cartoonist, Christian Sci. Monitor, 1949-53Career RelatedOriginator football helmet logo New England Patriots, 1960portrait artist City of Lowell Bridge Plaque, Massachusetts, 1982Creative WorksArtist: One Man Show: New England Patriots, named to Hall of Fame 2016-; represented in permanent collections Basketball Hall Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts, Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York, International Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Libr., Abilene, Kansas, New England Patriots Hist. Museum, Foxborough, Massachusetts; cartoonist: (book) Sportspot, 1978, World Encyclopedia of Cartooning, 1980, Tall Tales from Tall Ships, 1992, Gerald R. Ford Museum, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Mich, Author (book) PatsPA, 2014.MembershipsBaseball Writers Association Am. (hon. life.).AwardsRecipient North America Racing Association award, 1958, Scarlet Quill award Boston University, 1976, Hockey award Massachusetts Bay Chiefs, 1981.In addition to his status as a Lifetime Achiever, Mr. Bissell has been featured in numerous Marquis Who's Who publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World. He has also received a North America Racing Association Award and a Massachusetts Bay Chiefs Hockey Award.In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Bissell has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit http://whoswholifetimeachievers.com/2017/01/13/phil-bissell/ to view this distinguished honor.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | October 28, 2016
Leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its rankings of the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016-2017. A two- and four-year school list was created for each state, with the following receiving top honors: University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Amherst and Dartmouth campuses, Westfield State University and Lesley University for four-year schools; Bunker Hill Community College, Holyoke Community College, Middlesex Community College, Massasoit Community College and Greenfield Community College for two-year schools. "The Massachusetts Department of Education has been steadily working on initiatives to ramp up college completion numbers by 2025,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "These colleges are examples of how higher education in Massachusetts is becoming more flexible, offering affordable, top-quality online learning programs to help more students earn degrees.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts’s list, schools are required to meet several stringent base qualifications. Each institution must be an accredited, public or private not-for-profit college or university. Schools must also fall within specific affordability guidelines, offering in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools and below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. A complete lists of colleges on the two- and four-year lists are included below. To learn more about where each specifically falls in the ranking and find more details about the data analysis and methodology used to score each state, visit the following link: The two-year schools honored as the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016 are: Berkshire Community College Bristol Community College Bunker Hill Community College Greenfield Community College Holyoke Community College Massachusetts Bay Community College Massasoit Community College Middlesex Community College Northern Essex Community College Roxbury Community College The four-year schools honored as the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016 are: Fitchburg State University Framingham State University Hebrew College Lesley University Massachusetts Maritime Academy National Graduate School of Quality Management Salem State University University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Boston University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth University of Massachusetts - Lowell Westfield State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | March 3, 2017
“The Thunderbunny Chronicles: Volume 1” is the creation of published author, Gary Stephen Moore, former soloist with the San Francisco Balle, dancer with the Harkness Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, and scholarship recipient to the School of American Ballet who holds a degree in Practical Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas and a Master of Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has received numerous awards, including Disney’s American Teacher Award, USA Today’s All-USA Team Teacher Award, and Toyota’s International Teacher Fellowship. Gary has been featured on “The Disney Channel Salutes the American Teacher” while he was also a Technical Advisor to the classic Tim Burton film, “Big Fish.” “At times the tales are quite fantastic. At other times, they are colorfully heart-felt, rollicking, harrowing, or poignant. Most importantly, however, the tales are filled with hope and encouragement, joy and reverence.” --Gary Stephen Moore Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Gary Stephen Moore’s new book awakens the imagination of readers. Transported to a mountainous terrain, a young man is welcomed into an enormous gathering of the local denizens. He quickly learns it is the annual Great Gathering of the Thunderbunny Clan. Magnolia Thunderbunny, who is the matriarch of the Thunderbunnys, explains to the young man how fortuitous his arrival actually is. The Great Gathering is a time to share, remember, and celebrate the extraordinary history of the Clan, which has a lineage that traces back to a time before the Great Flood. Through the telling of their own legends and tall tales, they relive their great and glorious history. He has been chosen from all of creation to learn the history of the Thunderbunny Clan and persevere their historic record. Consumers can purchase “The Thunderbunny Chronicles: Volume 1” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or inquiries about “The Thunderbunny Chronicles: Volume 1”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.
Douglass L.,Lesley University
Eating Disorders | Year: 2011
Yoga has historically been viewed as a discipline that increases self-awareness through body based practices, meditation, self-study, and the reading of philosophical texts. In the 21st century the mindfulness techniques of yoga have been adapted as an adjunct to the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. In an effort to understand the conceptualization of yoga as therapy for individuals with eating disorders, this article juxtaposes how mindfulness based yoga is regarded in three disciplines: sociology, neuroscience, and the "spiritual texts" of yoga. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Ko K.S.,Lesley University
American Journal of Dance Therapy | Year: 2014
This study explored the experience of six native Korean expressive arts therapy students (four art therapy and two dance/movement therapy) in movement-based supervision (MBS) at a Korean university. The overarching research question was how Korean expressive arts therapy students experience MBS. Two specific research questions were explored: (a) How does MBS impact comfort levels within the supervisory relationship and among peers? and (b) How does movement experience impact verbal sharing? To address these two questions, a phenomenological analysis was conducted by coding and categorizing data to identify emergent themes in a total of 30 individual weekly journal entries and individual interviews. Finally, four themes (emotional experience, new experience, the role of art media, and professional experience) and nine categories emerged from 203 meaning units. These results indicated that, in the experience of these participants, movement was significant in creating less authority in the supervisory relationship and in enhancing verbal sharing in clinical supervision. © American Dance Therapy Association 2014.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 75.00K | Year: 2010
In this planning project Lesley University is strengthening existing relationships with the Urban Ecology Institute, MassBay Community College, and one or more high-need school districts to develop a Teaching Fellows and Master Teaching Fellows (TF/MTF) program. The planning process is building on Lesleys successful standards-based teacher preparation and professional development programs to achieve the following objectives: 1) solidification of partnership agreements to recruit and train STEM professionals to become highly qualified teachers of science and mathematics; 2) determination of the capacity of the partners to conduct the program effectively, including commitment to cost sharing elements and the recruitment and retention of individuals who would not otherwise pursue careers in teaching for the TF program, including individuals from underrepresented groups; 3) identification of high need school districts interested in participating in a TF/MTF program; 4) estimation and justification of the number and quality of participants to be served by the program; 5) assessment of the needs and quality of pre-service student support and new teacher support infrastructures for TFs; 6) completion of development of a high quality professional development program for MTFs based on Lesleys current professional development for teacher leaders; 7) formulation of an evaluation plan that will measure program effectiveness; and 8) development of a plan for sustainability beyond the period of NSF funding. The planning year is thus expected to result in creation of long-term, sustainable pathways for recruiting and training high quality STEM teachers and teacher leaders, thus helping to alleviate long standing science/mathematics teacher shortages and ultimately resulting in significant improvements in student achievement.
News Article | November 18, 2016
Social Biz, LLC has opened with a new location in Framingham, MA. The company offers marketing material, a branded website, social media software, and multi-media marketing consulting . Alexandra Arrivillaga, businesswoman, professional, security expert, management consultant, CEO and founder said, "Although the company is new, I am not new to the world of business, consulting or marketing." Today, Social Biz, LLC announces that it has opened its doors with a office located in Framingham , MA. Operated by communications and management consultant expert Alexandra Arrivillaga, the company provides business consultation in multi media marketing. Arrivillaga served as CEO of her company, Lock It Up Security, LLC, from 2009 until it was sold in 2015 for an undisclosed amount. As CEO, she brought the company from humble beginnings to implementing security solutions for Fortune 500 companies. In the tradition of her former startup, Social Biz, LLC is off to an auspicious start and already gaining popularity. It is currently engaging 20,000 people and has garnered more than 6,000 likes on its Facebook page in less than a week. This recognition is not only in response to Arrivillaga’s excellent reputation in the business world but also a response to her strong community ties and continuous involvement in the Portuguese and Latino communities. The company’s new offices are located at 945 Concord St, Framingham, MA 01701. For more information, visit http://www.alexandraarrivillaga.com or call (617) 237-7912. Arrivillaga is a communications professional and management consultant based in the greater Boston area. She received her bachelor’s degree from Lesley University and her Master in Management from Cambridge College. She has completed doctorate work at Concord Law School as well as doctorate work in general business at Capella University. In 2013, she registered with the State Bar of California’s Admission Committee and was accepted. Arrivillaga maintains strong Boston ties and is heavily involved in the Portuguese and Latino communities. She has an excellent record in Latino empowerment and business development and is fluent in English and Spanish as well as conversational in Italian and Portuguese. Her new company is Social Biz, LLC .