Erin - Bio
Erin Aguilar is passionate about advocating for children with special needs and supporting teachers in creating classrooms that provide the necessary access, participation and support for full inclusion. This passion comes from advocating for her own son who went through the early intervention process at age two. Erin is married to Krisant Aguilar, a supportive and loving husband who pushes her to follow her dreams. Their son Jackson (10) is an avid soccer player and loves to travel, explore and go on adventures. Together they live in Tucson and enjoy cooking, gardening, and planning adventures to escape the heat of Arizona summers.
Erin is an Inclusion Specialist and Educator for the Easter Seals Blake Foundation. She coordinates the Inspire Inclusion Community of Practice, which is part of the United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona/First Things First Great Expectations Professional Development Grant, promoting and supporting inclusive practices in early childhood programs. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is adjunct faculty at Pima Community College and Tohono O’odham Community College.
Erin also sits on the Task Force for Inclusion for the Arizona Department of Education, Early Childhood Program and is a board member for the Southern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children. She has presented at the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute and provided professional development throughout the state of Arizona. Erin has worked as a Quality First Coach in Tucson,AZ, and as a preschool teacher in California where she is from.