Haring Center

Kristin Ainslie, M.Ed.

Partner Manager, kainslie@uw.edu

kristen ainslie

Kristin is a partner manager at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington.  

Kristin’s work focuses on helping program leaders and teachers create system-wide changes to confidently include diverse learners in school settings. She leads professional development trainings on inclusive best practices and coaches teachers on innovative strategies that help all children learn and thrive. 

Prior to joining the Haring Center, Kristin worked as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, graduate student supervisor, social skills group teacher and parent educator. She also worked as a curriculum specialist on several national projects, including the Head Start Center for Inclusion and the National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning. In addition to her work with Professional Development and Training, Kristin works on the Family Support Team at the Experimental Education Unit. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Early Childhood General Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Elementary Inclusion
  • Family Support
  • Home Visiting and Parent Coaching
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Preschool Inclusion
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Teaming and Collaboration