Rich Weinfeld is the director of Weinfeld Education Group, LLC, a group of over 15 educational consultants, located in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia, and now providing virtual services throughout the United States. Rich founded WEG in 2006 after completing a 30 year career in Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools. In addition to directing the work of the company, Mr. Weinfeld provides direct special education consultation services to families of students with special needs. Mr. Weinfeld also provides extensive parent and staff training and consults with schools about appropriate programming for students. Mr. Weinfeld has long been an advocate for quality educational programs for all students. Twenty-six years of his thirty-year career, with Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools, were spent in a variety of leadership roles in special education. Mr. Weinfeld has expertise in working with students with a wide range of disabilities including learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and emotional disabilities. He served as Montgomery County’s first full-time coordinator of programs for students who are simultaneously gifted and learning disabled.
Rich’s books include, School Success for Kids with High Functioning Autism, Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential; Helping Boys Succeed in School; School Success for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome; and Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book. He has also co-authored several articles on a variety of special education topics, including Legal Issues in Identifying and Serving Twice-Exceptional Gifted Learners. He was co-host of a weekly Internet radio show, “Teach Your Children Well: Hot Topics in Education.”
Rich presents at numerous national conferences. He has instructed at Johns Hopkins University, served on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Gifted Advisory Committee, and served on the board of directors for the Association for Educators of Gifted Underachieving Student (AEGUS). Mr. Weinfeld is currently on the board of directors of International Partners, through which WEG sponsors a school in El Salvador. Mr. Weinfeld also serves on the editorial advisory board for CHADD’s Attention magazine.
Rich received his Masters degree from Trinity College and is certified in early childhood and elementary education, special education, administration and supervision. Rich provides advocacy and expert witness services at WEG.