Dr. Lisa Rutner
954-288-6627 (EST only).
Office hours: Between 7 am through 7 pm. Please text me first
Residency instructor: Nov. 2022
Dissertation chair: June 2020
Adjunct instructor: Aug of 2013
Professional Educator’s Certificate # 1120083
Middle Grades Intergraded Curriculum (5 – 9)
English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) (k – 12)
Autism Endorsement (k – 12)
Ed.D. in Special Education, October 2018 Grand Canyon University
Masters in Special Education April 2013 Saint Leo University
Bachelors in Education May 2009 Summa cum Laude Florida Southern College
Areas of Expertise
I have expert knowledge in special education, especially for those with learning disabilities. My dissertation focused on the Multi-tiered System of Support/Response to Intervention (MTSS/RTI) model and participants were all middle school general education core subject area teachers in central Florida. Since graduating, I have transitioned my focus from the implementation practices of the MTSS/RTI model to post-secondary transition planning for middle school students (with and without disabilities). As a result of my ongoing research, my areas of expertise are in the implementation practices of the MTSS/RTI model in a middle school setting and post-secondary transition planning for middle school students (with and without disabilities).
Florida Division of Career Development and Transition (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children)
Professional Association Memberships
Association for Middle-Level Education (AMLE)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)
Florida League of Middle Schools (FMLS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA)
I write a featured article for Family Times magazine published in Ocala, Florida. In each issue, I share general information, ideas, and strategies to help parents meet the needs of raising children with learning disabilities.
I am extremely family orientated. I have a married 40-year-old son, and they have a 10-year-old daughter (yes, she has me wrapped around her finger). They live close to me. In my spare time, I like to raise butterflies, tend to my garden, read, and spend lots of time with my family and friends. I love to learn new things and will often spend hours just researching various topics of interest.