Priscilla Harmel is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Education.
Professional Title: Adjunct Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Integration of arts approaches in the curriculum through the lens of multicultural work and issues of diversity. Working with VSA Massachusetts and Young Audi3ences as a consultant and teaching artist in PreK-12 schools. BC-DMT Dance/Movement therapist in a therapeutic school for 3-12 year olds with emotional disabilities.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Creative Arts in Learning; Integrating the Arts; Creative Movement; Kinesthetic Learning; Critical Pedagogy and the Arts; Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED); facilitated faculty development group with focus on multicultural education and issues of diversity.
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Creative Movement: Kinesthetic Learning Across the Curriculum; Integrated Arts Approaches in the Curriculum; Critical Pedagogy Through the Arts
Education: BA, Brandeis University; M.Ed., Lesley University
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Priscilla Harmel has been on the faculty of Lesley University for thirty-five years in the Creative Arts in Learning Division. For several years, she served as core and national faculty. She is currently adjunct faculty. She has been working in the schools with K-12 students as an integrated arts and dance/movement specialist and teaching artist with VSA Massachusetts and Young Audiences throughout Massachusetts. She is a board certified dance/movement therapist and has worked in a variety of settings over the years. Priscilla has presented her work in the arts and DMT at conferences both nationally and internationally. A strong focus that guides her work is embedded in culturally responsive issues. She facilitated S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) with Lesley faculty and staff across the university for the past thirteen years.
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