Marilyn Friend, Ph.D., has been a general education teacher, special education teacher, researcher, professor, administrator, teacher educator, and staff developer. She is Professor Emerita of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Past President of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Dr. Friend has consulted with school professionals nationally and internationally as they collaborate to educate their students through co-teaching, teaming, and other inclusive practices. She is the author of three college textbooks; many co-teaching materials; more than 60 articles; and a video series on co-teaching and inclusive practices.