Jennifer C. Roig M.Ed
Head of School
As a leader and visionary with more than 20 years of experience in the field of Special Education, Mrs. Jennifer Roig founded The Roig Academy K-8 Day School in 2000 to serve children with learning exceptionalities who experience difficulty in a traditional classroom environment. Over the past two decades, she has succeeded in fulfilling her vision of creating a learning community where all children feel safe, respected, and loved. As Head of School, Mrs. Roig recognizes that children should be allowed to think and reason using their own special gifts and talents—a belief that she has integrated into the fabric of The Roig Academy experience alongside cutting-edge technology, parental involvement, and effective pedagogy. To ensure that her students receive the highest-quality education, Mrs. Roig continually seeks ongoing professional development training in best practices and pedagogy to remain abreast of the latest trends and knowledge in her field. She shares this expertise with faculty and staff members by leading them in extensive professional development activities that contribute to an effective learning environment.
The Roig Academy grew out of the tutoring program that Jennifer founded, and the academy was expanded in 2006 to include the Roig Academy Preschool, a Gold Seal-recognized, bilingual English/Spanish neighborhood preschool. Her accomplishments at Roig include successfully transitioning preschool students into neighborhood elementary schools alongside students with language-based learning disabilities into mainstream and college preparatory environments where they thrive, obtaining nationwide AdvanceEd accreditation for both the Day School and Preschool, and spearheading an effort that resulted in Roig Academy being chosen as the filming site for the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center, which offers online professional development courses for teachers of dual-language learning. She is currently an active member of the Florida International Dyslexia Association, as well as the National Dyslexia Association. Prior to founding Roig Academy, she worked as a special education teacher and placement specialist in the Miami-Dade County Public School system.
Mrs. Roig has expertise in early childhood development, literacy, dyslexia, dual language instruction, and early intervention. She is a lifelong learner and holds an M.Ed. in Emotional Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities. Additionally, she is a Florida Certified Special Education Teacher (Grades K-12), Certified Structured Literacy Teacher (via the International Dyslexia Association), and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Coordinator. She is also a member of leading professional organizations that include the International Literacy Association and the Council for Exceptional Children.
A recognized specialist in the field of education, Mrs. Roig has been invited to share her expertise as a guest on several Spanish-language Telemundo television shows. She has also spoken at the Early Learning Coalition’s “Children First: Early Education, Lifelong Success” conference and been a panelist at the Miami Schools Fair and Conference.
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