Maya believes, "Teachers should serve as change agents to transform the
education system to better serve learners in the 21st century."
In 2012, Maya Wizel, her husband, Iftach, and daughters Noam, Ella, and Hagar moved to the Boston area where Maya began a doctoral program in
Individually Designed Educational Studies at Lesley’s Graduate School of
Education (GSOE). Maya is researching
teacher preparation as a critical component in improving the quality of public education.
Maya has formed strong bonds with her classmates and professors at GSOE, but her involvement in the Lesley community extends further. She has initiated an effort to learn more about why international students choose to attend Lesley and how they
participate in academic and student life while here.
Before coming to Lesley, Maya lectured on organizational behavior at
Kiryat-Ono College in Israel and developed training programs for
educators. She served as the elected chair of the Education Committee on
the Savyon City Council and was also a leader in the Israel Youth
Movement and a Commander in the Israel Defense Force.
"Maya is the epitome of the "activist scholar" or "engaged intellectual" -- not satisfied with knowledge that doesn't positively affect humankind; not satisfied with activism that isn't deeply informed by knowledge."- Dr. Caroline Heller, Individually Designed Education Studies PhD Program Director
"Maya is the epitome of the "activist scholar" or "engaged intellectual" -- not satisfied with knowledge that doesn't positively affect humankind; not satisfied with activism that isn't deeply informed by knowledge."
- Dr. Caroline Heller, Individually Designed Education Studies PhD Program Director
Project Director, Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity, Adjunct Faculty for GSASS and GSOE
International Student Services Office
International Student Orientation
F-1 Student Visa Process
Your Immigration Documents
Health Insurance, Banking, Cell Phones
Local Recreation and Culture
All PreK-12 Programs
Initial Licensure Programs
Professional Licensure and Non-Licensure Programs
School-Based Teacher Residency Programs
Professional Development and Centers
Alumni in the News
Field Placement/Student Teaching
New Teacher Community
Graduate School of Education Home
About the School
Examining Race: Resources
Lesley's Global Education Center
Lesley professor recognized as global peacemaker
International language of theater
Graduate instructor honored by NAFSA
Lesley professor in South Korea
Lesley fosters partnership with Chinese educators
Graduate Program in Guyana
International Student Services
International Exchange Students
Study Abroad Opportunities for Lesley Students
Meet our Team
Study Abroad Office 7 Mellen Street, Doble Campus
Claire Carroll Director 617.349.8323
Joe Piazza Assistant to the Director 617.349.8865
Lesley graduate Diba Feroz heads for a career in investment banking. Read more.