As the Director of Learning, Lee Rutledge, Ph.D., manages the Leading Learning Series for lead4ward. Additionally, Lee provides guidance to districts in the design and implementation of district-wide professional development. She is passionate about improving education and making a positive impact on the future of our kids.

Lee offers a wealth of knowledge and experience developed throughout her 35 year tenure in public education. Prior to joining lead4ward, Lee served as a Senior Coordinator for Professional Development at Education Service Center Region 13, Coordinator for Teaching and Learning, Special Education Specialist, and teacher. Lee’s deep understanding of training and facilitation, building a strengths-based organization, instructional strategies, school improvement, team-building, and teacher leadership further guide her personal dedication to support educators.