Haring Center

July 23, 2020

The Haring Center’s Professional Development Unit Welcomes New Senior Director

ariane gavreau

“I am so thrilled to be back at the Haring Center. I began my career in special education here in 2002, and it is wonderful to return,” says Ariane Gauvreau (PhD ‘15), who began this month in a brand new position as the Professional Development and Training senior director.

Professional Development and Training Operations Manager Alison Winfield says the position’s goals are to set the vision and strategy for the professional development team, oversee relationship development and provide leadership and supervision to professional development staff at the Haring Center.

“I am excited for Ariane to focus deeply on the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of the professional development we deliver to our partners to most effectively support them and serve our community by including children of all abilities,” says Winfield. “She will be crucial as we set our long-term vision and strategy, and plan to expand over time.”

Gauvreau recently worked as the field director and an instructor in the College of Education’s special education program, partnering with numerous schools, districts and agencies across the Puget Sound to establish fieldwork and student teaching placements, while working with different models of inclusive education.

At the College of Education, Gauvreau taught courses on inclusion and equity, tiered systems of support, early childhood special education, autism and the intersection of homes, schools and communities. She also led faculty groups on evidence-based teaching and was involved with the University of Washington’s Center for Teaching and Learning, which promotes student learning by supporting and strengthening UW teaching in a collaborative manner.

“These experiences have shaped my views on ways we can support our schools, agencies and communities in advancing inclusive, equitable practices, and the most effective, interesting and meaningful ways of providing professional development, technical assistance and coaching,” says Gauvreau.

“I’m excited and honored to work with such a passionate, experienced team at the Haring Center, and I look forward to collaborating with more schools, districts, agencies and organizations committed to inclusion for all learners and families.”