Patricia Crain de Galarce

Associate Dean

Patricia Crain De Galarce

Patricia began her career over thirty years ago, as an elementary, bilingual and special education teacher. She has taught almost every grade level from young children to graduate students in Massachusetts, DC, and Paraguay, South America. Patricia led Stokes (EWS) School, a dual language immersion elementary school in Washington, DC, as the director of education/principal for 12 years. She returns to Lesley’s Cambridge campus after serving as DC's Lead Clinical Faculty for the Urban Teacher Center. Previously, Patricia managed the Literacy Institute at Lesley and taught as an adjunct faculty for Simmons College, Catholic University of America, and Lesley University.

Patricia is associate dean in the Graduate School of Education and director of the Center for Inclusive and Special Education.

Education

BS in Education, Westfield State University
MA in Intercultural Relations, Lesley University
CAGS in Education Administration, Lesley University
Ed.D.in Educational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

  • Trauma and Learning in America's classrooms. Article with Sal Terrasi in Kappan, March, 2017
  • Teaching the Individual: Angelica's Journey of Inquiry. Chapter with Roxanne White in "Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for the Inclusive Classroom" IGI-global, 2017
  • Therapy by the Book. Article with Erika Dajevskis and Mary Ann Cappiello in School Library Journal, October, 2016
  • Framing Thinking: Developing disciplinary literacies through art (2016) Workshop at ILA Conference, International Literacy Association, Boston, MA
  • How do School Communities develop trauma sensitivity? (2016) Symposium and paper at NEERO, New England Education Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH
  • Resident Teachers Take an Inquiry Stance (2016) paper presentation at AERA Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association. Washington, DC
  • More than Pretty Pictures, with Kathleen Kennedy, in Educational Leadership, Volume 73, Number 7, April 2016
  • The Impact of Trauma on Learning, (2017 and 2016) workshop at NAREN Conference, Nation's At-Risk Educational Network, Baltimore, MD.
  • Get Down with Design Thinking: Inquire About Big Hairy Questions (2015) with Inquiring Minds at the 95th NCSS Annual Conference

Awards

  • The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leader Award (principal of the year) 2010
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center's Private Universe Project Internship
  • Council for Basic Education and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
  • Vincent E. Reed Principals Leadership Award
  • The Catholic University of America Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

Community Service

Community Service: Pedagogista for Inquiring Minds, NY; Education Advisor for KMC Productions, DC; Chair of the Board for Citywide Computer Training Center, DC; CUA Council on Teacher Education