Bio (Lesley Lahaye )
Education and Technology
Lesley Lahaye is an educator and educational consultant who joined as associate faculty in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management (MAELM) program in November 2011. She has taught for both the MAELM international and domestic programs. Lahaye’s research has focused on the use of appreciative inquiry as a framework for systems change in public education. Her professional interests include shared and networked leadership, personalized learning, universal designs for learning (UDL), technology in education, and relating in virtual communities. Lahaye has recently moved to Victoria from northern B.C. and looks forward to becoming involved in service work in her community and abroad.
Lahaye has 35 years of experience working in the public education system (K-12) as a classroom and learning assistance teacher, director of special education, director of instruction, and assistant superintendent. She has worked for school districts located in the north Okanagan and the Peace River Valley, B.C. and in the central Arctic, Northwest Territories. Lahaye also has experience as an instructor in Simon Fraser University's teacher professional development program.
Lahaye holds a BA in psychology and a professional teaching certificate from Simon Fraser University, a MA in educational administration from University of Victoria, and a PhD in social sciences from Tilburg University. She is an associate with the Taos Institute. Lahaye is a recipient of the 2011 B.C. School Superintendents Association Distinguished Service Award.