About Us

The State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center is a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

The SISEP Center, a project within the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), is housed within the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To learn more about the SISEP Center and the progress being made with K-12 Institutions and Implementation view the annual infographic.

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Collaborators

   

Staff

Caryn Ward, Ph.D.
Director
919-414-9528
Sophia Farmer, M.T.
Implementation Specialist
540-815-8565
Ximena Franco-Jenkins, Ph.D.
Advanced Research Scientist
919-962-7371
Rebekah Hornak, M.A.
Implementation and Communication Specialist
989-708-9750
Kathleen Ryan Jackson, Ed.D.
Implementation Specialist
919-966-7323
Correy Watkins, M.A.
Implementation Specialist
704-902-7413
Amelia Krysinski
Project Manager
919-966-0857
Wendy Morgan, Ph.D.
Instructional Design Lead
919-590-9618

OSEP Project Officer:  Dr. Jennifer Coffey

Dr. Jennifer CoffeyJennifer Coffey, Ph.D., is an Education Program Specialist in the Office of Special Education Programs in the US Department of Education. She is a graduate of the Executive Potential Program and is the Program Lead for the State Personnel Development Grants Program and the Project Officer for the State Implementation and Scaling Up of Evidence-based Practices TA Center. Before coming to the US Department of Education, she was a Program Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education, focusing on statewide initiatives for response to intervention and positive behavioral interventions and supports. Dr. Coffey also taught students with disabilities in elementary school, both in a self-contained classroom and as a resource specialist. Prior to receiving her doctorate in Special Education, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho.