Haring Center

RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Education Specialist, rinalg@uw.edu

RinaMarie is an education specialist at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Master of Education and Ph.D. in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Washington. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA).

RinaMarie’s work focuses on supporting neurodiverse learners from preschool to high school and their families with an emphasis on social-emotional development. She partners with educational teams for consultation on individualized student supports and provides coaching to support implementation and building capacity for inclusionary practices in school systems. Her research interests include social communication, social interactions and regulation skills.

Prior to joining the Haring Center, RinaMarie spent over 26 years in the field of education and has provided direct services to students, collaborated with families and school teams and supported professional development. She has been a kindergarten teacher, coach to pre-service teachers and graduate course instructor. She has also worked on grants to provide training to Head Start programs serving migrant families in Washington State and the Professional Development in Autism (PDA) Center for inclusive education in schools across the country. Most recently she was in private practice facilitating social skills groups, providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and consultation and working directly with families and students from preschool to high school. RinaMarie’s work focuses on social and emotional development for young children and adolescence, family support and supporting implementation and building capacity for inclusionary practices in school systems.

Areas of Expertise:

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