Haring Center

Em Dandridge, M.Ed.

Education Specialist, lewise3@uw.edu

Em Dandridge, M.Ed.

Em is an education specialist for the Professional Development and Training team at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. He received both their Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington. They have a Washington State teaching credential with dual endorsements in Early Childhood General Education and Special Education.

Em’s work focuses on training, coaching and consultation to teachers and other professionals in early learning classrooms on evidence-based inclusive practices, with an emphasis on celebrating neurodiversity. They have specific knowledge in Preschool Inclusion, Early Childhood Special Education, Part C Early Supports, Teaming and Collaboration, Neurodiversity and Gender Diversity. Em has presented at conferences on topics such as Neurodiversity and The Social Model of Disability, Supporting Gender Diverse Learners in ECE and the intersection of Neurodiversity and Gender.

Prior to joining the Haring Center, Em worked as an early supports practitioner at Kindering Center, where he provided home visit-based parent coaching on play and early communication skills to foster cognitive and speech development in children birth to age three with developmental delays. Their previous work highlights 15 years of teaching experience with early childhood education, including inclusive model infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms at the Experimental Education Unit and Northwest Center.

Areas of expertise:

  • Early Childhood General Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Home Visiting and Parent Coaching
  • Neurodiversity
  • Part C Early Supports
  • Preschool Inclusion
  • Teaming and Collaboration