A. Rima Dael
A. Rima Dael has over 25 years of nonprofit professional and voluntary experience in the Arts, Education & Human Service sectors. She is on staff at New England Public Radio as their Executive Director of Development and Major Gifts. Prior to joining NEPR, Rima was the Executive Director of Advancement & Foundation at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and the Executive Director at Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS), an international arts service organization for North American traditional dance, music and song. She was also a founding faculty member of the Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy graduate program at Bay Path University. She continues as an adjunct professor in the program. Rima is passionate about the transformational power of the arts and how they create community.
Rima received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Theatre Arts from Mt. Holyoke College. She attended Mt. Holyoke as an international student and got her first job in the nonprofit arts sector on campus at Summer Theatre at Mt. Holyoke College. Rima’s master’s degree is in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of Management & Urban Policy at the New School University where she was a Community Development Finance Fellow. Originally from the Philippines, Rima spent her childhood in several Southeast Asian countries, but home is here in the Pioneer Valley.
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” I learned many ways to focus children’s attention using quick activities. I gained suggestions for ways to stimulate discussion and expand vocabulary and oral language for my ESL students.”
~ Holyoke Public Schools Kindergarten Teacher