Haring Center

Our Services

Our program evaluations systematically determine the strengths and areas of growth for your organization. We’ll review your current educational practices, program infrastructure and organizational structure, and provide recommendations for implementing high-quality inclusive programs, in addition to areas for future growth.

Over these past three years, Seattle Jewish Community School has benefited from the Haring Center’s expertise and coaching in significant ways. Our Haring Center coach has worked effectively with our teachers, counselor, learning specialist and Head of School to create sustainable and accountable MTSS systems. Through direct observation of classroom practices and timely constructive feedback by your staff, our teachers are becoming far better equipped to serve our Tier 2 and Tier 3 students. Such support and guidance from HC has been both profound and transformative.

-Ron Waldman, Head of School, Seattle Jewish Community School

Source: National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations

We use a Practiced Based Coaching (PBC) framework when we work with partners striving to implement equitable, inclusive and evidence-based practices. Developed through the UW’s National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, PBC is a cyclical process for supporting effective practices that lead to positive outcomes for children, families and communities. The PBC framework starts with developing shared goals, focused observations, reflection and feedback.

[The] UW Haring team is responsive to our needs, especially during these difficult times of remote learning. Our teachers are experiencing a sense of success and students and families are engaged with the innovative lessons we provide with the support of [the] UW.

Nicole Fitch, Director of Special Education, Snoqualmie Valley School District

The UW Haring Center has partnered with Seattle Public Schools for many years, working in tandem with our special education teams providing support and training for educators. The coaching team has provided integral support to our inclusion programs since their beginnings nearly four years ago. In our partnership with the Haring Center, our teams have grown in their capacity to offer high-quality inclusive practices in the classroom and improve outcomes for students served in Seattle Public Schools.

-Meredith Fourre, Professional Development Coach, Seattle Public Schools

We offer consultation to provide individualized support for leaders, teachers or teams to implement equitable and inclusive practices. Our consultation can involve behavioral support, program review and design, and curriculum selection and implementation.

Our district is isolated, so having a resource like the Haring Center is highly relevant for our staff in order to build capacity. Julie [Ashmun], our consultant, is knowledgeable, knows how to establish relationships and then understands how to provide care and push.

-Sandra Gessner-Crabtree, Superintendent, Port Townsend School District

Our trainings and workshops are individualized to meet the needs of our partners. Held virtually and in-person, our interactive trainings include multiple learning activities, case studies and action planning, and emphasize practical strategies that can be implemented immediately. Our topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multi-tiered systems of support
  • Benefits of inclusive settings for all learners
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Supporting challenging behavior
  • Differentiation and inclusion
  • The Building Blocks Framework
  • Project DATA

I have taken many trainings and workshops these past several months, and I feel that Kristin [Ainslie]’s presentation and materials are the best by far! She is thoughtful and knows the subject matter very well! I look forward to taking more of her trainings.

-Anonymous evaluation feedback, September 2020

Katy [Bateman] was an awesome presenter; she was easy to listen to and clear. I loved all of her examples and stories. The slides hit the main point and two hours was the perfect length.

-Anonymous evaluation feedback, September 2020