Dameri Watson

Senior Research Associate

Professional Biography

Dameri is a Senior Research Associate with the Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center at the University of Denver. Early in her career, Dameri worked as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher in an inclusive preschool and continuously ran into the issue of knowing inclusive best-practices but lacking coaching support for high-quality implementation. After Dameri received coaching herself, it all clicked into place, and she was able to put theory into practice and experience the positive impact of inclusion for children and families first-hand. Now Dameri is committed to partnering with leaders and providers in states, communities, and local programs to foster and sustain high-quality inclusive experiences that welcome and support every child and family.