Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Lorraine McFadden

Lorraine McFadden is the MTSS Intervention Specialist at Benteen Elementary.  She has been in the education field for over 20 years.  This is her ninth year as the RTI Specialist with the primary role of assisting teachers with the early identification and support of students with learning and/or behavioral needs.  Ms. McFadden enjoys working alongside teachers and parents in a concerted effort to help our students find success and display their brilliance.  
Ms. McFadden began her teaching career in Dallas, Texas as a Special Education Resource Teacher.  Upon moving to Atlanta, Ms. McFadden continued her career by joining the Atlanta Public Schools district in the roles of special education teacher, instructional facilitator, 4th grade teacher and K-5  science lab teacher.  Ms. McFadden earned her teacher certification at Texas Women’s University,  a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University and an Educational Specialist’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University.  She is  currently completing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College.  
Ms. McFadden is the proud parent of three children-Bakari, Reyna and Ryan.  She enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling and relaxing on the beach. 
  • A Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a “tiered system of supports that integrates assessment and intervention within a school-wide, multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavioral problems. MTSS promotes systems alignment to increase efficiency and effectiveness of resources” (Adopted from National Center on Response to Intervention, 2010).


    Tiered Systems of Support


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