Jennifer C. Roig M.Ed
Head of School
As a leader and visionary with more than 30 years of experience in the field of Special Education and Literacy, Mrs. Jennifer Roig founded The Roig Academy K- 8 School in August 2000 to serve children with language-based learning disabilities. These children experience difficulty learning in a traditional classroom environment yet display a variety of strengths that are fortified through the Roig Approach. Mrs. Roig is committed to research/science-based learning and is a strong believer in the power of neuroplasticity. She strives to remain at the front-line of her field in literacy, administration, and curricular decisions.
The Roig Academy while implementing cutting-edge research and practice, including Structured Literacy (Orton-Gillingham Approach), ensures that all academic programs challenge students using culturally responsive teaching practices in order to push their intellectual boundaries, awaken curiosity about learning and implement critical thinking skills. Mrs. Roig also builds upon her students’ dyslexic advantages. As Head of School, she ensures the school’s stability, research-based methodologies, and continued life-changing practices impact on her students and their families.
Mrs. Roig continues to fulfill her school’s vision by maintaining designation as an International Baccalaureate School (IB PYP)- one of the few IB designated schools for students with dyslexia. She and her team nurture and develop young curious learners as active participants in a lifelong journey of learning in an inquiry-based learning environment.
Mrs. Roig is a Florida Certified K-12 Special Education teacher. She is a member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), is an International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist and an IB PYP Coordinator. Her other professional memberships include the American Psychological Association (APA), Florida Psychological Association, and the Council for Exceptional Students (CEC). Furthermore, she has served her community as a former board member for the Miami Children’s Museum and is currently a board member for the Early Learning Coalition in Miami-Dade/Monroe County a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring early care and education for children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Click here to contact Mrs. Roig, and click here to learn more about her 20-year career. You can also read her child development, dyslexia, and parenting blog by clicking here.
Once students understand they can, brilliant things happen.
“Jenni was crystal clear with her plan on getting our daughter to achieve her goals and most importantly, gain valuable confidence she was lacking.” -D.M., Parent, 2019
"When we came to Roig with our son at age 6, he could barely read or do simple math equations. We credit Jenni Roig for seeing the potential in him and for taking the time to nurture that potential. She is extremely knowledgeable about dyslexia and other learning differences and the latest research." -K.P., Parent, 2018
"Her expertise in understanding the functions of the brain, the impact of different styles of cognitive architecture on the learning process, and ability to pair the appropriate remedial strategies with specific needs of each individual child, grows every year." -Florida Licensed School Psychologist
"Jennifer is cognisant of dual diagnosis and comorbidity as it pertains to learning differences and attention issues." - Associate Professor, Associate Clinical Director, Child Division, Department of Psychology
"Jennifer is thorough in her approach with students and incorporates evidence-based approaches to her curriculum, such as the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading." - Director, Training Program, Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Psychologist
"Jenni and Gus are more than true professionals; as human beings, they act with integrity and they are worthy of esteem, friendship, and love." - Parent
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