Brian Mendler is a certified elementary and special education teacher with extensive experience working with challenging students in general education, self-contained, and inclusion settings. As an Adjunct Professor at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, he teaches Behavior Management, and Introduction to Special Education. In addition, he provides staff development training for K-12 educators and youth service workers throughout North America with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students. Mr. Mendler’s recent publication, Tips 4 Teachers, is an easy to read book for educators that offers specific, practical strategies from the Discipline with Dignity approach. Brian is a contributor to the book, Just in Time: Powerful Strategies to Promote Positive Behavior, published with Dr. Allen Mendler, co-author of numerous publications including Discipline with Dignity. The publication provides practical, in-depth suggestions for teachers that offer solutions to problems with discipline and motivation.
While completing his Master’s degree at D'Youville College in Buffalo, Brian began volunteering in the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters program. He has been passionately involved with this program, and his “little,” Victor, since that time. He also works with Special Olympics, helping out in their track and field, and softball programs. Brian currently resides in Rochester, NY.