Faculty Profiles

Dr. George Batsche

Dr. George Batsche, Ed.D., NCSP (Ball State)

Batsche headshot

Professor of School Psychology
Co-Director, Institute for Reform 

Phone: (813) 974-9472 
Email: batsche@usf.edu

Courses Taught

  • SPS 6701 Psychoeducational Interventions II — Behavioral Approaches
  • SPS 6947 Internship Seminar



  • Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention Project (USDOE Discretionary) 
  • Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention-Technology (USDOE Discretionary)
  • Health Schools HIV?STD Prevention Education Project (Centers for Disease Control)
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers (FDOE)
  • Differentiated Accountability Project (FDOE)
  • Student Support Services Project (USDOE Discretionary) 


  • Kincaid, D, & Batsche, G. (2016). Florida’s multi-tiered support system for academics and behavior. In K. McIntosh & S. Goodman (Eds.), Multi-tiered Systems of Support: Integrating Academic RtI and School-wide PBIS. Guilford Press.
  • March, A.L., Castillo, J.M., Batsche, G.M., & Kincaid, D. (2016). Relationship between systems coaching and problem-solving implementation fidelity in a Response to Intervention model. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 32(2), 147-177. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2016.1165326.
  • Castillo, J.M., Batsche, G.M., Curtis, M.J., Stockslager, K., March, A., Minch, D., & Hines, C. (2016). Problem Solving/Response to Intervention evaluation tool technical assistance manual – revised July 2016. Tampa, FL: Florida’s Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project, University of South Florida.
  • VanDerHeyden, Al., Burns, M., Brown, R, Shinn, M., Kukic, .S, Gibbons, K., Batsche, G., & Tilly, D. (2016). Rti works (When it is actually implemented). Education Week, 35(16).
  • Batsche, G. (2014). Multi-tiered systems of supports. In J. McLeskey, N. Waldron, F. Spooner, & B. Algozzine (Eds.), Handbook of Research and Practice for Effective Inclusive Schools. (pp. 183-196).NY: Routledge Publishers.
  • Batsche, G., (2013). Multi-tiered systems of support: A single system for ALL students. The Special Edge, 26 (3), 2-6
  • Hall, S., & Batsche, G. (Eds.) (2010). Addressing the challenges of implementing response to intervention (RTI). [Special Issue]. Learning disabilities: A multidisciplinary journal.

Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

  • Batsche, G.M. (2016, October). Do the best you can until you know better. When you know better do better. RtI Innovations Conference Keynote Address: Milwaukee, WI.
  • Batsche, G.M., & Elliott, J. (2016, October). Implementing a multi-tiered system of supports: District action planning. RtI Innovations Conference: Milwaukee, WI
  • Batsche, G.M. (2015). Legends in school psychology address. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL
  • Batsche, G.M., (2015, October). The use of evidence-based practices in the implementation of multi-tiered system of supports at the district level. RtI-Innovations Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Batsche, G.M. (2015, February). Training school psychologists in the 21st century: Adapting to a changing world. Trainers of School Psychologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Batsche, G.M., Castillo, J.M., Dorman, C., et al. (2014, February). Merging PBS and RtI; Florida’s multi-tiered system of supports project. National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Batsche, G.M., & Elliott, J.L. (2014, October). The use of an 8-step problem-solving process to facilitate implementation of MTSS. RtI Innovations Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Castillo, J.M., March, A., Stockslager, K., Brundage, A., Tan, S.Y., Batsche, G.M., & Curtis, M.J. (2013, February). The relationship between educator capacity and PS/RtI implementation. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.