Carey J. Kirkwood is the Director of Field Placements and Partnerships for the University of Washington Tacoma. Carey has previous experience working as a Social Emotional Learning Implementation Coach for UWT. Previously, she served the International Leadership of Texas School District as the District Early Literacy Coordinator supporting Dual-Language balanced literacy programs across Texas. Carey continues to pull from her experiences at Wa He Lut Indian School in Olympia, Wa. She embedded native culture and tradition into learning as a primary classroom teacher and instructional coach.
Carey holds a National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy. She received her B.A. in Linguistics and Communication Science from Temple University from Philadelphia, PA. Carey holds an M.A.Ed. in both Elementary Education and as a Reading Specialist from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.