Workshop Leader

Marilyn Friend

marilyn friendOver her career, Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has been a general education teacher, special education teacher, teacher educator, and staff developer.  Professor Emerita of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she consults with school professionals nationally and internationally, with more than 3000 presentations and projects in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Her areas of interest include skills for collaboration, co-teaching, inclusive school practices, team building, shared problem solving, conflict and controversy, and home-school communication.  She is the author or co-author of three widely used college textbooks on special education, a variety of co-teaching materials for teachers and administrators, more than 50 articles, and a popular video series on co-teaching and other inclusive practices.