Lesley Lahaye has recently retired from her position of Assistant Superintendent with a public school system in a rural area of northeast British Columbia. She has over thirty years' experience as a special education teacher and district administrator. She is now working as an independent consultant in Educational Leadership.
Lesley worked with colleague Larry Espe on a collaborative action research project and co-authored their dissertation: Co-creating Schools of the Future: Approaching Change in a Canadian Public School System Through Appreciative Inquiry
The dissertation questions whether the traditional practices in public education are continuing to serve us well. It explores how asset based conversations made possible through a process of Appreciative Inquiry might help a community to examine its schools, determine what is of greatest value to continue doing, and generate possibilities for action and innovation in order to better prepare students for a future world. Email: [email protected]