Dr. Cynthia Rutledge, Consultant
Dr. Rutledge is a consultant with more than 30 years of experience as a school psychologist and special education administrator. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from American International College, a M.S. and 6th Year Professional Certificate from Southern Connecticut State University in School Psychology, and Educational Leadership credentials from the University of Hartford. She has served as a school psychologist, school level administrator, Director of Pupil Services and Special Education, and Assistant Superintendent of Schools.
Dr. Eric Colón-Rodríguez, Consultant
Dr. Colón-Rodríguez is a consultant with more than 30 years of public school experience as a teacher, school psychologist, and special education administrator. He holds a Ph.D. in school psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in Education in bilingual special education from the University of Hartford. Dr. Colón-Rodríguez specializes in the areas of assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students and special education and pupil services leadership. He has served as a bilingual regular education teacher, bilingual school psychologist, Supervisor of Special Education, and Director of School Psychology & Special Education Due Process.
Dr. Sheila Blachman, Consultant
Dr. Blachman is a consultant with more than 30 years of experience in special education and is a Tenured Professor of Special Education in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education at Lehman College, City University of New York. She holds an Ed.D., Ed.M., and M.S. from Columbia University. She also holds Connecticut state certification in special education, health education, and school administration. Dr. Blachman has worked in a variety of school settings, supporting both special education and regular education personnel through the development of individualized educational programming for students with special needs.