Friedrichs Education

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Other Experiences in Education

Consultancies:
State of Texas consultant for teachers, administrators, and parents on regular classroom education for the gifted (1994)

Autism Spectrum Disorders consultant, Concordia Creative Learning Academy, St. Paul, MN (2009-Present).

Board Memberships:
Minnesota Council on Gifted and Talented (MCGT) Board member, liason to gifted education teachers, and Legislative Committee member (2004-08); co-organizer, MCGT “Gifted with Disabilities” group (2007-present); Editorial Advisory Board Member, Encyclopedia of Gifted, Creative, and Talented (2007-present); Member, National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Publications Committee (2007-2012), and Legislation and Policy Committee (2012-Present); Member, NACC State Policy Task Force (2013-Present); Reviewer, Journal for the Education of the Gifted (2013-Present)

Publications:
Three monographs or books, on gifted students with disabilities, for:

• Virginia Department of Education (1990) • Appalachia Educational Laboratory (1990)
• Prufrock Press (2001)

Four articles on these students, for:

Encyclopedia of Gifted, Creative, and Talented (2009) and Gifted Education International (2013)

Professional Presentations:
More than 125 sessions, on the teaching of gifted and disabled students, at the school, district, state, regional, national, and international levels.

Honors:

  • Member, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi (education honor societies) (1978-present)
  • Recipient, Virginia Governor’s Fellowship for Ph.D. study in Special Education (1984)
  • Director, Winona (MN) State Special-Needs Clinic that was recognized by Miami University (Ohio) as an exemplary university-based community service program (1993)
  • Recipient, National Association of Gifted Children’s U.S. Dissertation of the
    Year Award (2004)
  • Honoree, Who’s Who in American Education (2007), Who’s Who in America (2008), Who’s Who in the World (2010)

Memberships:

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC)
  • World Council on Gifted
  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
  • Minnesota Council on Gifted and Talented (MCGT)
  • MN Educators of Gifted/Talented (MEGT)
  • MN Association of College Counselors (MACAC)
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

Interests

• Reading biographies, histories, and the multicultural press
• Travel

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