Elise Frattura

Associate Professor - Special Education Administration
Exceptional Education

Elise Frattura is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Exceptional Education and Educational Administration. Dr. Frattura has five years experience as a high school teacher and 13 years as a school district student services and special education administrator, during which time she functioned as an adjunct lecturer at UW-Madison, teaching courses related to diversity in elementary and secondary administration of services for all learners. Currently she is teaching courses in the area of district office administrative leadership for teaching and learning of all students, organizational leadership, and special education law.

Dr. Frattura researches and publishes in the area of nondiscrimination law, integrated comprehensive services for all learners, and the theoretical underpinnings of educational segregation. In addition, she works with school districts across the country to assist in the movement from programs to services through a participatory formative analysis approach that she has developed and written about. Recently she completed "Leading for Social Justice" and her 2nd edition of "Meeting the Needs of All Learners" published in December of 2008. Dr. Frattura is currently working on completing her 4th book in "Leading Beyond RtI: The First Intervention as the Right Intervention.