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Profile: Deborah A. Daley

Deborah A. Daley

Educational Leadership, 2009 cohort

Research interests: 

  • Critical thinking skills and student achievement

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Greater Boston Undergraduate Psychological Research Conference (Wellesley, MA) (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Excellence In Teaching Award
  • District Literacy Coordinator


  • Massachusetts Department of Education Award/Future Leaders (2003)
  • National Gardening Association (2003)
  • Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation Grants (2006-2011)
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council (2007, 2010)

What are your personal and professional hopes/goals for your PhD journey and beyond?

  • To enhance student learning through critical thinking skills. To ensure that teachers have the concepts necessary to teach the skills that students need to communicate in the global world.
  • To create systematic change within schools, through leadership roles, that enables the development of an educational environment for higher order thinking skills.

Has a particular book, author or thinker inspired your educational thinking?

Vygotsky has long been a thinker who has both impressed an inspired me for many years.



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