Gillian Benedetti


BS, Florida State University; MS, Florida State University

Gillian Benedetti is a Teaching Faculty in the Elementary Education and Youth Development program at Plymouth State University. Prior to PSU, Gillian served as a Program Coordinator in the Special Education Program and taught as a Faculty Lecturer in the Education and Special Education Programs at another institute of higher education. Before that, Gillian taught in K-12 grades as an elementary and middle school teacher with students with disabilities as well as English Language Learners, and taught in Adult Education for English Language Learners.


Benedetti, Gillian. Developing special education teachers in rural communities. Critical Questions in Education by Academy for Educational Studies, Savannah, GA, 2019

Benedetti (Lie), Gillian. The FAR model: Increasing rural access to special education teacher preparation. The 35th Annual National Conference of the American Council of Rural Special Education, Las Vegas, NV, 2016


Distinguished Faculty Award 2016



  • ED 1500 – Foundations of Education
  • ED 2800 – Inclusive Education and Technology
  • ED 3010 – Designing Positive Learning Environments
  • ED 3051 – Designing Positive Learning Communities
  • ED 3070 – Classroom Applications in Inclusive Education
  • ED 3090 – Introduction in Special Education
  • ED 3350 – Classroom Planning, Management, and Organization
  • SE 2080 – Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • CD 1000 – Children and Youth in Schools and Communities
  • IS 1115 – Tackling a Wicked Problem – Cultural Illiteracy In and Beyond Education


  • EL 5300 – Differentiated Instruction, Assessment, and Environment
  • EL 5400 – Inclusive Supports and Accommodations