Marcia B. Imbeau, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she teaches graduate courses in childhood education and gifted education. She is actively involved in university and public school partnerships, working regularly with her interns and their mentor teachers as a university liaison and teaching courses in curriculum development, differentiation, classroom management, and action research. The new Common Core Standards are an embedded feature of her work regarding differentiation, curriculum development and classroom management. She has been recognized for her teaching and was awarded the College of Education and Health Professions Outstanding Teaching Award in 2000 and 2003.
Imbeau's has taught in general education classrooms and in programs for students identified as gifted and coordinating university-based enrichment programs for advanced learners. She has served as a board member and member of the executive committee of the National Association for Gifted Children and of the Council for Exceptional Children's TAG Division. She has also served as the president of Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education, a state organization that supports appropriate services for all students.
Among her publications are A differentiated approach to common core (with Carol Ann Tomlinson), Managing a differentiated classroom: K-8 (with Carol Ann Tomlinson), Leading and managing a differentiated classroom (with Carol AnnTomlinson); The parallel curriculum model: K-5 Units (Editor); The Parallel Curriculum: A design to develop learner potential and challenge advanced learners (2nd edition) (with Carol AnnTomlinson, Sandy Kaplan, Joseph Renzulli, Jeanne Purcell, Jann Leppien, Deborah Burns and Cindy Strickland); along with several book chapters and other articles.
Imbeau has been a regular presenter at ASCD conferences and institutes and as a member of the ASCD Differentiated Instruction Cadre works regularly with schools and districts helping teachers and leaders implement differentiation as a vehicle for achieving success for all learners.