Jo Ann Freiberg is a life long educator focusing on the wide arena of Bullying, Improving School Climate, Restorative Practices and Character Education. She has worked as a classroom teacher and as a 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. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National School Climate Council and is on the Connecticut statewide task force on Sportsmanship. She has served on the statewide task force on bullying, and serves as an educational consultant in a variety of settings both in Connecticut and nationally. 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.