Claudette Rushing, J.D

Ms. Rushing has worked as a special education hearing officer for the Vermont Agency of Education since 2019. She is also a new hearing officer for the state of Texas. She has worked in the field of education law and special education dispute resolution since 2011. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Rushing worked as a reading specialist, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher, and as a general and special education teacher in Texas, France, and Maryland. She also worked extensively with gifted and talented children with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. Ms. Rushing worked as a Legal Specialist and Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Education from 2011-2015. She worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights from 2015-2021. In addition to working as a hearing officer, Ms. Rushing also works with state agencies for IDEA mediation and investigation, through her consulting company, Education Resolutions, LLC., from coast to coast. She also serves as a mediator, complaint investigator, and hearing officer in several states and speaks to audiences across the nation on special education law and compliance.