Felicia Rutledge, Ph.D.

Regional Program Coordinator
Felicia Rutledge


Felicia Rutledge, Ph.D. is a Buffalo, New York native and graduated from the Buffalo Public School System in 2003. She attended Canisius College of Buffalo receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master’s of Science in Deaf Education. In 2017, she received a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis on Special Education Leadership from Capella University. She began her teaching career with Clark County School District teaching a range of subjects in early childhood, elementary, and middle/high school education. She served as a Multi-Tiered System of Support Project Facilitator creating and presenting district level professional learning sessions and supporting school teams with academics and behavioral tiered supports.

Rutledge is passionate about her commitment to education and serving her community. She has written award-winning grants through Nevada PIE to support teacher collaboration time, provide scholars with community-based learning, and increase language, literacy, and communication skills. She has paired with outside organizations such as Sign Design Theatre to give students exposure to deaf culture, theater, and performance skills and volunteered with Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada to encourage leadership skills.

She looks forward to continuing her commitment to scholar achievement, supporting families, human talent development, and implementation of systems that are rooted in equity and liberation as a Regional Coordinator at the Nevada PBIS Technical Assistance Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.


  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Canisius College
  • Master’s of Science, Deaf Education, Canisius College
  • Ph.D., Education - Special Education Leadership, Capella University