Brad Witzel, Ph.D.
Brad Witzel is an award-winning teacher and professor who works as an associate professor and education program coordinator at Winthrop University, the flagship education college for the state of South Carolina. As a classroom teacher, and before that as a paraeducator, he worked in multiple settings teaching primarily math and science to high-achieving students with disabilities.
Dr. Witzel has written five books, including the newest book co-authored with Barbara Blackburn, Rigor for Students with Special Needs, and the bestselling RtI in Math through Corwin Press. He has developed and presented six education videos as well as delivered several hundred workshops and conference presentations. He is an elected member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Accessibility and Accommodations work group and of the Governing Board of the Southeast Regional Educational Laboratory (REL), funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Dr. Witzel currently serves as the editor of Focus on Inclusive Education through the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) and recently served as a panelist on the IES practice guide Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics and as an invited reviewer of the final report from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel.
His workshops are energetic and filled with practical strategies. With his depth of experience with students with learning disabilities, he brings a unique perspective to both teachers and school leaders.