Dr. Carlsson-Paige's work at Lesley spanned 30 years, during which she taught teachers and was a founder of the university's Center for Peaceable Schools. She is now a prolific author and speaker, focusing on media and technology, early childhood, peaceable classrooms, and education reform. According to her website's biography, she is "an advocate for education policies and practices that promote social justice and the well being of all children."
Her speaking venues include the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Project Renewal Ground Zero Conference, Center for Peaceable Schools, and National Association for the Education of Youth. Recently, she spoke at length on WBUR's Here and Now about violent video games. Listen to the interview »
Among her awards are the Peace Educator of the Year (Peace and Justice Studies Association), Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps Award, Outstanding Educator Award (Urban College of Boston), and the Outstanding Contribution to Women award (Cambridge YWCA). In 2013, she was given a lifetime achievement award by the American Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.
BS, Syracuse University
MS, Lesley College
EdD, University of Massachusetts