Jo Ann Freiberg

Co-Principal Educational Consultant

Jo Ann Freiberg recently retired as an Educational Consultant with the Connecticut State Department of Education working in the Turnaround Office. She managed the wide arena of Bullying, Improving School Climate, Restorative Practices, Childhood Trauma, Cultural Competence and Character Education.


She currently works as a private Education Consultant with School Climate Consultants, LLC, engaged in the same work. Jo Ann has worked as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and has held faculty appointments at a number of universities, including Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut. Jo Ann holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Ohio State University, and her areas of academic teaching and research include moral and character education, educational studies, professional ethics and multicultural education.


Jo Ann is currently is a member of the CT State SEL Collaborative and previously has served on the statewide task force on bullying. She has served as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. She has been a member of the leadership team of the National School Climate Council. Jo Ann provides a wide range of professional development and educational content to many groups and organizations throughout the country about issues including those above as well as general violence prevention, professional ethics and related subjects in the school, family and community partnership arena. As a parent, she sees the issues from multifaceted levels. 

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