Hello! My name is Mrs. Friend, and I am the teacher for the Autism classroom! I am excited to begin this program at E2 and to be returning to Eastside! This is my 5th year teaching and 8th year at ACSC! The past 4 years, I have been at Edgewood Elementary as the K-2 moderate/functional skills teacher.
I graduated from Anderson University in 2010 with a BA in music education. After I began working as a para-educator, I realized my true passion was special education, and I went to Ball State University to get my masters in special education, which I completed in 2015. I am passionate about seeing every student succeed in a variety of environments, whether that be in my classroom or with their peers in a general education classroom!
I have been married for 7 wonderful years to my husband Chad, and we have a beautiful and independent toddler, Olivia. We also have a dog named Lucy who loves to cuddle!
Fun fact about me: I have lived in five states- California, Florida, Texas, Oregon, and Indiana!