Our research group at the University of Virginia will be using surveys and interviews to understand the educational goals and needs of students and families in the Alleghany Highlands. Our goal is to support the schools in the Alleghany Highlands in their decision-making and strategic planning.
Our research team consists of faculty, project staff, and graduate students including Sara Rimm-Kaufman, Lia Sandilos, Julie Thomas, Rebecca McGregor and Katie Miller. We appreciate the opportunity to listen and reflect on the experiences of children and youth in the Alleghany Highlands. The work has been funded by the Alleghany Foundation, Curry IDEAs (Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory Awards), and training grants from the U.S. Department of Education.