Dr. Gould is a practitioner-scholar and director of the PhD in Educational Leadership program at Lesley.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Educational leadership
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Change is a Process; Dissertation Seminar; Doctoral Seminar; Critical Contexts of the Principalship; Advanced Professional Seminar; Interdisciplinary Seminar
Education: BM, Berklee College of Music; MEd, Fitchburg State College; EdD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: “Overcoming the Separation Between General And Special Education”, presented at the 24th Annual Learning Differences Conference, Harvard University, March 13, 2009“On the Same Page” in Leadership Compass, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Fall 2003-Spring 2007.
Stephen Gould is a recognized educational leader with over 30 years of experience as an assistant superintendent, principal, and teacher. His areas of expertise include leadership development, curriculum, assessment, instructional design, organizational development, systems thinking, team building, strategic planning, and executive coaching. Gould served as chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association (MESPA) for over 10 years and was instrumental in developing MESPA's Principal Certification Program as well as their Doctoral Program Partnership with Boston College. He has been a frequent workshop presenter, consultant and executive coach for MESPA, the National Institute for School Leaders (NISL), and the Ikeda Center. His current work at Lesley includes teaching and directing the Educational Leadership Ph.D. Program. In a parallel life, Stephen is a song writer, composer and djembe player. In academic year 2013-2014, Steve travelled to Kuwait to advise the Ministry of Education and work with school leaders to improve schools. The majority of the work is focused on helping 500 K-12 Kuwaiti school leaders better understand and implement collaborative approaches to improving teaching, learning, and leading. Dr. Gould's conversation with the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue, about the many connections between music and leadership. Dr. Gould's talk on "Ecology, Democracy, and the Role of Education" [PDF] for the 9th Annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, October, 2012. firstname.lastname@example.org
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