Join us for Fall Open House - Oct. 15 and Nov. 18
This event will feature programming for our undergraduate, graduate, and Threshold programs. A vibrant campus community and access to endless opportunities—Lesley has it all. It's where student cohorts become lifelong catalysts, solving for today's complexities with full hearts and open minds.

Marianne Adams

Director of Program Development - Office of Partnerships

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Marianne is director of program development within the Office of Partnerships. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at Lesley in the arts in education programs since 2002. 

As a teaching artist whose primary interest is the integration of the arts into all aspects of children’s lives, Marianne has worked for 30 years as an artist in residence, traveling to schools all over Massachusetts as a drama teacher, storyteller, and program developer. She has also served as an Arts Specialist and Humanities Teacher in the Boston Public Schools and as a member of the Cambridge Public Schools Drama Collaborative.


BA, University of Massachusetts (Theater Arts)
M.Ed., Lesley University (Creative Arts in Learning)