Kierin is an educator for children and parents whose work is focused on providing families with the education and skills needed to increase positive parent-child interaction. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Kierin has held a licensure in Elementary Education for grades preK- eighth grade for fifteen years. She uses Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that stem from her training as an elementary math and reading interventionist teacher.
After eight years of elementary teaching with extensive work in IEPs, Kierin transitioned to early childhood development. For the past seven years, she has conducted developmental screenings (ASQ, HELP, IDA, MCHAT) for children at birth up to five years old. Along with assessing developmental delays and age-appropriate milestones, her two years of home visiting experience, and in-the-moment coaching model offer a comprehensive multidimensional approach to families.
Kierin uses direct observation and evidence-based techniques to inform, coach, model and support children’s development, and the circles of support within the family structure. Her immersive exposure in family court systems and DCF has helped her support families’ well-being during crises. Above all, Kierin strives to empower the parent’s role to achieve goals and create a healthy relationship with their children.