Nancy Carlsson-Paige is Professor Emerita at Lesley University where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a founder of the University's Center for Peaceable Schools. Nancy has written and spoken extensively about the impact of media on children's lives and social development, and how children learn the skills for positive relationships. She is a critic of current education reforms that promote standardized tests and the privatization of schools. Nancy is the author of five books and numerous articles and op eds on media and technology, conflict resolution, peaceable classrooms, and education reform. Her most recent book is called Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids. Nancy has received many awards for her leadership and advocacy in early childhood and peace education. She is an advocate for education policies and practices that promote social justice and the well being of all children.

AWARDS:

Recipient Peace Educator of The Year Award, October, 2012, The Peace and Justice Studies Association.

Recipient Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps Award, Embracing the Legacy June, 2011

Recipient Many Strong and Beautiful Women Award, Give Us Wings, February, 2009.

Recipient Outstanding Educator Award, Urban College of Boston, April 2009

Recipient Family Advocate of the Year Award, Boston Parents Paper, September, 2009, 20 Heroes for Families

Recipient of Abagail Eliot Award for Education Leadership, BAEYC, April, 1995

Recipient of Outstanding Contribution by Women Award, Cambridge YWCA, April, 1988, Cambridge, MA

Recipient of Parents Choice Award for book Who's Calling the Shots?

Recipient of Annual Peace Award of Concerned Educators Allied for A Safe Environment, November, 1985