Assistant Dean for Teacher Preparation
Dr. Stacey E. Hardin (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Dean of Teacher Education Programs at the University of Washington at Seattle. Dr. Hardin oversees five teacher education programs: Elementary Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education, Special Education, Seattle
Teacher Residency Program, and the University of Washington’s Accelerated Certification for Teachers.
Dr. Hardin has taught multiple higher education courses around an array of special education areas, including Math Methods and Science concepts. Within each course, Dr. Hardin infused culturally responsive strategies and discussion throughout each semester to prepare teacher candidates to work with diverse populations.
Dr. Hardin credits her time as a classroom teacher for the invaluable experiences that prepared her for her current position. Dr. Hardin provided special education services to students in elementary, middle, and high schools. Dr. Hardin has worked in inclusive, resource, and separate setting classrooms and in two different K-12 school districts in the United States. Due to the concerns raised during her time as a classroom teacher, Dr. Hardin’s research interests include females with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD), culturally responsive teaching, and STEM education for minoritiesand students with disabilities.
In her current position, Dr. Hardin is especially interested inexploring solutions to increase BIPOC teachers that match the K-12 demographics public schooling currently serves. Dr. Hardin remains committed to educational justice and racial equity for ALL students.
Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2014
M.A.T., North Carolina Central University, 2010
B.A., North Carolina Central University, 2005