Verity Sandell

Verity Sandell, Special Education Legal Advocacy Attorney

Verity Sandell represents children and parents in their special education, school discipline, and other education matters. As part of her work, she provides training on education law issues to attorneys, caseworkers, parents, guardians, and mental health professionals. Prior to joining the Moran Center in September 2016, Verity served as a staff attorney in the Legal Assistance Foundation’s Children and Families Practice Group. Before becoming an attorney, Verity taught elementary school in the Chicago Public Schools, as a Teach For America corps member. Her experiences teaching led her to law school, to advocate for the educational rights of low-income students. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law magna cum laude and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu. In 2014, she received the Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship for her commitment to public interest law. She has a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis and Sociology from Pomona College and an M.A. in Teaching from Dominican University.