Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Yamiley Jean-Simon is an experienced co-teacher and presenter. Yamiley first started utilizing the Marilyn Friend co-teaching strategies in inclusive classrooms as a special education teacher. She experienced such effective results that she returned for more training in order to become the district's co-teaching trainer. Over the years, she has collected a wide variety of strategies and tactics to leverage the co-teaching partnership in a wide variety of classrooms. As a Special Education leader, Yamiley enjoyed helping teachers learn her classroom tested strategic supports tailored for student growth and success. She is also the author of Strengthening Your CO-TEACHING: New, Innovative Ideas for Accelerating Student Success, the comprehensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Yamiley's ability to take a complex subject like special education law and present it in a way that both seasoned teachers and novices could understand was exceptional. I reference her presentation often as I coach special education teachers in my district.”

“You will leave this seminar with many co-teaching techniques and strategies to help you better serve the needs of your students in your co-taught classroom.”

The ideas, strategies and activities Yamiley presents are perfect for meeting the specific needs of all students in my co-taught classroom.”

Yamiley's professional developments are mind changing! They are full of knowledge, advocacy-oriented, and most of all they are inclusive. Her passion equity is projected in her presentations.”