Haring Center

Zoe Leverson, M.Ed., NBCT

Inclusion Coach, zoelever@uw.edu

Zoe is an inclusion coach at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Master’s in Special Education from the University of Washington and National Board Certification from the State of Washington.

Zoe’s work focuses on supporting elementary schools with inclusive practices at the classroom and whole school level. She works with individual teachers, teacher teams and additional school staff to increase understanding of how to create and maintain an inclusive learning environment that is accessible to students. While Zoe is an educator with a focus on special education, she understands the intersectionality and the acknowledgement of how race, ability, language, gender and socio-economic status effect student learning.

Prior to joining the Haring Center, Zoe taught in inclusive Kindergarten and Preschool ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) classrooms. She was also a special education resource room teacher at an elementary school for many years, focusing on including students with special needs in the general education classroom and collaborating and providing training to general education teachers. During that time, Zoe helped to lead the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support team to further support teachers to understand their students learning and progress. Additionally, Zoe has led community-based social skills groups for many years and has supported programs to collaborate with families receiving state support for positive parenting practices.

Zoe enjoys being with her husband and two boys playing games, watching movies and playing sports.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Co-teaching
  • Early Childhood General Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Elementary Inclusion
  • Inclusive Leadership and Systems
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Preschool Inclusion
  • Secondary Inclusion
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Teaming and Collaboration