Elise Frattura is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education since 2001. From 2003-2013, Dr. Frattura served as an Associate Dean and Department Chairperson for the School of Education Prior to her role at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr. Frattura was a high school teacher and a central office administrator from 1983-2001, during which time she also served as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Milwaukee.
Dr. Frattura currently teaches graduate courses for principals and district office administrators in the areas of Diversity in Elementary and Secondary Education, Advanced Analysis and Design of School Systems, Politics and Educational Organizational Cultures and Nondiscrimination Law. Dr. Frattura researches and has published largely in the area of Integrated Comprehensive Systems™, nondiscrimination law for all learners, and the theoretical underpinnings of educational segregation. Dr. Frattura works extensively with urban, rural, and suburban school districts across the country as well as internationally to assist in the movement from reactionary systems of segregation to a proactive Integrated Comprehensive Systems™ of support through presentations, evaluations, and consultation.
Colleen A. Capper is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published extensively on leadership for social justice and equity. She is the editor of the book series Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity (Routledge), and author of the forthcoming book in the series Organizational Theory for Equity and Diversity. She also published three best-selling books:
- Leading for Social Justice: Transforming Schools for All Learners (with Elise Frattura)
- Meeting the Needs of Students of All Abilities: Leading Beyond Inclusion (2nd edition) (with Elise Frattura)
- Educational Administration in a Pluralistic Society
She received the Master Professor Award from the University Council for Educational Administration. Capper co-developed Integrated Comprehensive Systems™ with Frattura and works with schools, districts, and universities around the country to transform their systems to eliminate inequities.