The power of connection

Katie Ward
Oct 27 2017

Katie Ward (MEd ‘11) believes in the power of connecting with students. For Ward and her students at Sequim High School’s Hope Academy, building trust and practicing emotional honesty is the foundation for creating deeper relationships and for giving young people who’ve struggled in traditional classrooms an opportunity to find their path through high school.

At Hope Academy, an alternative program for ninth through 11th-graders at Sequim High School, students work in a mixed-grade class for one or more periods each day. 

Q&A with new faculty member Angel Fettig

Angel Fettig
Oct 11 2017

For more than a decade, Angel Fettig has worked with young children and their families as a teacher, researcher, trainer and consultant.

New faculty profile: Margaret Beneke

Margaret Beneke
Sep 28 2017

From her earliest years, Margaret (Maggie) Beneke experienced the impact an inclusive educational environment can make on young people.

Following in the footsteps of her mother, who taught in an inclusive early childhood program, Beneke went on to become an early childhood teacher in inclusive settings. Today, her research and pedagogy focuses on increasing access to inclusive, equitable education for all children and families. 

Advancing inclusion in education

Katy Bateman
Sep 7 2017

After growing up alongside a family member with autism, Katy Bateman (PhD ‘17) was inspired to become a champion for inclusion in education.

Throughout her life, Bateman was intrigued by the therapies and education services that were used to help her cousin learn.

“She had limited language when she was younger and we worked a lot on her language,” Bateman said. “As I got older, I saw her language progress into speaking full sentences. She now has a part-time job and she loves it. Seeing her language start to click made me think, ‘How can I do this for other kids, too?’”

Visiting Scholar Program

Every year, the UW ABA program invites a scholar from another university or part of the country who we believe is doing exciting or thought provoking work in Applied Behavior Analysis to come visit

Name Position Email Phone Responsibilities
Serianna Bock Budget Fiscal Analyst seribock@uw.edu 206-616-0660

Self-Sustaining Programs, Professional Development, Doi Awards, Travel Grants

Christine Charters Budget Fiscal Analyst ccharter@uw.edu

State Budgets, Faculty Recovery

Steve Cukier Fiscal Specialist stcukier@uw.edu 206-685-1178

Life Center Fiscal Support

Erika Hargadine Assistant Director of Finance ehargad@uw.edu 206-221-7813
Jessica Matheson Program Operations Specialist jelima@uw.edu 206 (616) 1402

Post Award Grant Manager & LIFE Financial Manager

Maile Sanders Post-Award Finance Manager maile5@uw.edu 206-221-6803

Post Award Grant Manager

Eric M. Duncan Sortun Budget/Fiscal Analyst Lead esortun@uw.edu 206-616-7812

Operations, Gifts, RCR & Scholarships

Yolonda Watson Fiscal Specialist ywatson@uw.edu 206.685.7249

Making science education more inclusive

Carly Roberts
Apr 17 2017

Science is a window to the world, and for Carly Roberts, it’s an opportunity for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to create stronger connections with their peers.

Sharpening skills in real-time with instant feedback via earbuds

Earbuds for instructional coaching
Apr 11 2017

"Bug in the Ear” project allows distant learners to connect with their coaches during critical teaching and learning moments.

Kathleen Artman Meeker’s 6-year-old student had three words in his vocabulary: “No,” “eat” and an expletive that he used to maximum effect in the classroom. The outbursts disrupted the class and puzzled Meeker, who was desperately trying to help him.

Professor honored for leadership in special education

Douglas Cheney
Apr 10 2017

Douglas Cheney, professor emeritus of special education, has been selected to receive the 2017 Outstanding CEC Leadership Award from The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the world’s leading special education membership organization.

Doctoral Program in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis option

The UW Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program offers full funding for doctoral students in Special Education who are also Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).  Doctoral students funded by th

Name Position Email Phone Responsibilities
Serianna Bock Budget Fiscal Analyst seribock@uw.edu 206-616-0660

Self-Sustaining Programs, Professional Development, Doi Awards, Travel Grants

Christine Charters Budget Fiscal Analyst ccharter@uw.edu

State Budgets, Faculty Recovery

Steve Cukier Fiscal Specialist stcukier@uw.edu 206-685-1178

Life Center Fiscal Support

Erika Hargadine Assistant Director of Finance ehargad@uw.edu 206-221-7813
Jessica Matheson Program Operations Specialist jelima@uw.edu 206 (616) 1402

Post Award Grant Manager & LIFE Financial Manager

Maile Sanders Post-Award Finance Manager maile5@uw.edu 206-221-6803

Post Award Grant Manager

Eric M. Duncan Sortun Budget/Fiscal Analyst Lead esortun@uw.edu 206-616-7812

Operations, Gifts, RCR & Scholarships

Yolonda Watson Fiscal Specialist ywatson@uw.edu 206.685.7249

Classified Staff to Certification Options: Seattle Public Schools Partnership (MEd/Cert) and PESB Alternative Route Two

Seattle Public Schools Partnership

Name Position Email Phone Responsibilities
Serianna Bock Budget Fiscal Analyst seribock@uw.edu 206-616-0660

Self-Sustaining Programs, Professional Development, Doi Awards, Travel Grants

Christine Charters Budget Fiscal Analyst ccharter@uw.edu

State Budgets, Faculty Recovery

Steve Cukier Fiscal Specialist stcukier@uw.edu 206-685-1178

Life Center Fiscal Support

Erika Hargadine Assistant Director of Finance ehargad@uw.edu 206-221-7813
Jessica Matheson Program Operations Specialist jelima@uw.edu 206 (616) 1402

Post Award Grant Manager & LIFE Financial Manager

Maile Sanders Post-Award Finance Manager maile5@uw.edu 206-221-6803

Post Award Grant Manager

Eric M. Duncan Sortun Budget/Fiscal Analyst Lead esortun@uw.edu 206-616-7812

Operations, Gifts, RCR & Scholarships

Yolonda Watson Fiscal Specialist ywatson@uw.edu 206.685.7249