Shana Haines is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She came to UVM in 2013 from the University of Kansas, where she studied Special Education, family-professional partnership, and disability policy and worked for the SWIFT Center.
For seven years before moving to Kansas, she taught diverse elementary students in New York City and Portland, Maine. Her experiences working in these contexts, especially with students who were not finding success at school, have driven her to try to make schools great places for all students.
Her research interests include understanding and improving the experience of refugee families and their children with the American school system, inclusive school reform, and innovative teacher education.