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Dr. Denise Rattigan

As an international author and veteran speaker, Dr. Denise Rattigan’s dynamic style and unusually strong impact reaches audiences. For more than 33 years, she has dedicated her life to educating others, from children to parents to teachers. Dr. Rattigan works with IB International schools as a consultant and professional development facilitator.


Presently, Dr. Rattigan is a retired special education teacher. She also owns and manages an educational consulting business, Prestigious Educational Group.  In addition to impacting children, she has been teaching classes at Carthage College and the University of Phoenix. Dr. Rattigan has designed many courses on subjects such as Judicious Classrooms through Conflict Resolution, Student-Centered Classrooms, Positive Discipline, and Social Emotional Learning.. She has written six handbooks: Teaching Reading to the LD Child; Judicious Classrooms through Conflict Resolution; Encouraging  the ADD/ADHD Child; Inclusion-Making Alphabet Soup; Student-Centered Learning through Literacy Learning Stations, and a compilation of cooperative classroom lesson plans. 

As an international speaker, she has presented at various conferences and workshops.  Dr. Rattigan earned her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at George Williams College--Aurora University, received her Master’s degree in Education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and she graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a Bachelor’s Degree in special education.