Author | Inspirational Speaker | Behavior Consultant

It is MaryAnn’s mission to provide seminars and resources with practical and meaningful strategies, as well as inspiration, encouragement, and HOPE; in areas related to effective discipline, relationship building and personal development.

MaryAnn Brittingham

 An international speaker, has extensive firsthand experience in working with difficult students in a variety of settings. As a special education teacher, child/family counselor, and parent/teacher educator, she is a sought-after speaker and seminar leader. She focuses on practical solutions for helping students be successful in both the general education and special education classrooms. MaryAnn brings to the seminar not only her extensive knowledge of the latest behavioral strategies and techniques critical for student success, but also her practical experiences as a special education teacher for over 35 years.

Her passion is to help educators gain insights into student behaviors in order to create a safe learning environment where the students can discover their talents. Her approach to behavior interventions empowers students and provides realistic solutions for working with challenging behaviors.

MaryAnn is attuned to the realities of working with difficult students, and provides you with a high energy, inspirational seminar filled with a wealth of insights and useful ideas you can implement immediately in your own classroom and at home. Her passion, down to earth speaking style, entertaining stories, and concrete examples will rejuvenate and motivate you to look at your daily challenges in a different light.


  • M.S. Family and Child Counseling
  • B.S. in Elementary Education
  • B.S. in Special Education Teacher Emotionally Handicapped Children (Grades K-12)
  • Adjunct Instructor at SUNY at New Paltz, Marist College in Hyde Park and SNHU in Vermont
  • Supervisor of student teachers
  • Senior trainer for Life Space Crisis Intervention
  • Consultant in residential and public city schools
  • Highest Achievement Award from the Dale Carnegie Institute for Public Speaking
  • Dual County Coordinator for Special Olympics Member
  • Council for Exceptional Children Member
  • National Speakers Association Member
  • National Council for Self-Esteem