Haring Center

Julie Lockhart, M.Ed.

Partner Manager, jlcairns@uw.edu

Julie is a Partner Manager at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Family Studies and her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington. 

Julie’s work focuses on supporting special education and inclusion in early childhood programs. She supports the provision of training, coaching and consultation around inclusion and individualization for Early Achievers coaches. 

Prior to joining the Haring Center team, Julie worked as a special education preschool teacher at the Experimental Education Unit for seven years. Julie has experience supporting special education students, dual language learners and students in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Julie is fluent in Spanish, and passionate about supporting dual language learners and collaborating with multilingual families. Julie also has experience coaching pre-service teachers in early childhood and special education. Julie is passionate about helping all students, families and adult learners to feel welcome and included in the classroom setting.

Areas of expertise:

  • Challenging behavior
  • Early childhood general education
  • Early childhood special education
  • Early intervention
  • Family support
  • Preschool inclusion
  • Social and emotional skills
  • Teaming and collaboration