Project VERIFY


The primary focus of Project VERIFY (Value Added Through E-Coaching, Reflection, Instructional Technology, Feedback, and You) is to support school leaders (e.g., principals, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders) in providing professional development (PD) and data-based feedback to teachers of students with disabilities. Over the course of Project VERIFY we will work with elementary school leaders to use the COACHED app (Capturing Observations and Collaboratively sHaring Educational Data) to support educator implementation of academic vocabulary instruction to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. VERIFY is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs within the Department of Education (#H327S210007). Dr. Michael Kennedy is Principal Investigator for the project. He is joined by colleagues Dr. Peter Youngs, Dr. Rachel Kunemund, Dr. Stephanie Morano, and Dr. Colby Hall all from U.Va, and Dr. Sarah Nagro from George Mason University. This is a 5-year, 2.5 million dollar project.

Affiliated Faculty


Michael Kennedy

Michael J. Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Special Education at UVA.

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Peter Youngs

Peter Youngs is a Professor of Education at UVA.

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Rachel Kunemund

Rachel Kunemund is a project manager in the UVA School of Education and Human Development.

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Stephanie Morano

Stephanie Morano is an Assistant Professor of Education at UVA.

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Colby Hall

Colby Hall is an Assistant Professor of Education at UVA.

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Sarah Nagro

Sarah Nagro is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at George Mason University.

Sarah Nagro