Haring Center

Lisa Matsumoto, M.Ed.

Inclusion Coach, matsul@uw.edu

Lisa is an inclusion coach at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education along with her teaching certification in General and Special Education from Western Washington University. She completed her Master of Education through Lesley University with a focus on Creative Arts in Learning.

Lisa’s work focuses on supporting teachers in improving their instructional skills and practices through the use of reflective, practice-based coaching. Her work as a former special education teacher guides her coaching in helping teachers explore a variety of ways to make all children successful learners.

Prior to joining the Haring Center, Lisa worked with elementary-aged children both with and without disabilities for ten years. After working with children and families in the school setting, she transitioned to be a curriculum support specialist in early childhood focusing on literacy, math, art and technology.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Co-teaching
  • Early Childhood General Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Elementary Inclusion
  • Preschool Inclusion
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Teaming and Collaboration