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Elinor Lee Soll Priesman

Elinor Lee Soll Priesman, American family dynamics administrator, mediator, educator. Certified mediator, Virginia; certified family life educator; court certified impartial evaluator, expert witness. Recipient President's award Olam Tikvah Synagogue, 1976.


  • Priesman, Elinor Lee Soll was born on January 19, 1938 in Minneapolis. Daughter of Arthur and Harriet Lucille (Premack) Soll.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Union Institute, 1993.


    • Nursery school teacher Jewish Comty. Center, Santa Monica, California, 1958-1959. Head teacher Altrusa Day Nursery, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1959-1960.

      Principal Arlington/Fairfax Jewish Center, Arlington, Virginia, 1966-1967. Teacher grades 1-10 Congregation Olam Tikvah, Fairfax, 1970-1975. Director Creative Play Nursery School, 1970-1971.

      Teacher high school Temple Sinai, Washington, 1976-1978. Principal Congregation Olam Tikvah, Fairfax, 1975-1976. Assistant to president-emeritus Council for Advancement and Support of Education, McLean, 1987-1990.

      Consultant to university Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, 1988-1990. Director family dynamics institute Fairfax. Member doctoral committee Union Institute, Cincinnati, 1991-1992, 93-96, academy waivers committee, 1994-1996, academy appeals committee, since 1996.

      Faculty mentor Eastern University, Albuquerque, 1993-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Certified mediator, Virginia. Certified family life educator. Court certified impartial evaluator, expert witness.


    • Author: The Empowered Parent, 1993, A New Perspective on Parenting, 1994 (Spanish, Korean translations 1996), A New Perspective on Parenting for Attorneys and Mediators, 1995. Editor: Empowered Parenting newsletter, 1991-1992.


    Denomination: Judaism


    President Northern Virginia Artistic Skating Club, Manassas, 1983-1985. Chair education committee Olam Tikvah Synagogue, Fairfax. Member North America Society Adlerian Psychology, National Council on Family Relations, Children's Rights Council, Academy Family Mediators, Northern Virginia Mediation Service (mediator), Hadassah (life, Alexandria chapter president 1966-1967, Esther award 1965).


    • Married Ira Morton Priesman, March 30, 1958. Children: Phillip Sherman, Artyce-Joy Erin.
    • father: Arthur Soll
    • mother: Harriet Lucille (Premack) Soll
    • spouse: Ira Morton Priesman
    • children: Phillip Sherman Priesman
    • Artyce-Joy Erin Priesman
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    Born January 19, 1938