Dacey leaves profound impact on Lesley's teacher education program
Linda Dacey’s thirty-nine year career at Lesley University has contributed to strengthening the nation’s mathematics teacher education corps. Linda has been a superb teacher, a prolific scholar/publisher and a committed citizen in the Lesley community. She is an extraordinary faculty member who is highly valued by students. As a student remarked in an evaluation, “Linda cares so much about each student . . . [she is] by far the best teacher I have ever had.” In addition to serving as a Professor of Education and Mathematics at Lesley, Linda has served as Program Director and Division Chair of Natural and Social Sciences, Natural Science, and as Co-Director of the Education Program. She has received numerous grants, including one from the National Science Foundation where she served as the Principal Investigator and Project Director for the development of “A Model Program for Preparing Pre-Service Middle School Mathematics Teachers.” Most recently, she has been a consultant to the Baltimore, Maryland Urban Teachers Project for Lesley’s Graduate School of Education and has coordinated the University’s relationship with TCM Shell Publications, a collaboration that provides Lesley authors with publishing access.
Linda cares so much about each student . . . [she is] by far the best teacher I have ever had.
Linda is a prolific scholar in mathematics education. She has published
more than 100 mathematics resources for teachers and students. In
addition, she has authored several journal articles and presented at
more than sixty conferences. In 2008, Linda was elected to the
Massachusetts Mathematics Educators
Hall of Fame.
Linda has served on such Lesley committees as the Faculty
Assembly Steering Committee, the Academic Affairs and Student Life
Committee of the Board of Trustees and FAAP, and was Faculty
Representative to the Board of Trustees. A colleague said of Linda: “She
provides sanity and clarity to every topic at every meeting.” Linda’s
contributions were recognized by a Lesley Impact Award in 2013. In
addition to the cultivation of excellence in mathematics education at
Lesley University, Dr. Linda Dacey leaves an indelible legacy of
professionalism, caring and kindness.
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