Head of School

A picture of Jennifer Roig, head of The Roig Academy

Jennifer C. Roig M.Ed

Head of School

Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist

Doctoral Student, Ed.D., Special Education, Area of Concentration, Dyslexia

 

Mrs. Jennifer Roig co-founded The Roig Academy K-8 School in  2000 to educate students who struggle in traditional classrooms yet possess strengths The Roig Approach could further enhance. Her students encompass 3-4-year-old bilingual learners and K-8 students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. She has over 30 years of experience in special education and literacy. The power of neuroplasticity inspires Mrs. Roig’s commitment to high-level practices. When used properly, these practices can help a struggling learner. Her latest endeavor is the pursuit of an Ed.D. in dyslexia from the University of Florida with an area of concentration on dyslexia and professional development.

About The Roig

Mrs. Roig serves as the school’s literacy coach and leads her staff in an evidence-based approach to reading instruction through the use of high-level practices. Her aim is to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and empowerment of reading instructors in order to ensure that teachers in every classroom gain the knowledge and skills necessary to implement scientifically sound reading instructional practices. Her professional development workshops prepare teachers for highly successful literacy instruction, mentoring programs, and coaching. She ensures that all academic programs challenge students through equitable and culturally relevant teaching approaches to broaden their intellectual horizons, spark their enthusiasm for learning, and build their critical thinking abilities. Mrs. Roig understands and embraces her dyslexic students’ strengths. 

 

She is a Florida-certified K-12 Special Education teacher who earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Miami. Her most recent undertaking is the pursuit of an Ed.D. from the University of Florida with a concentration on dyslexia and professional development. 

Mrs. Roig serves as the school’s literacy coach and leads her staff in an evidence-based approach to reading instruction through the use of high-level practices. Her aim is to increase the effectiveness, accountability, and empowerment of reading instructors in order to ensure that teachers in every classroom gain the knowledge and skills necessary to implement scientifically sound reading instructional practices. Her professional development workshops prepare teachers for highly successful literacy instruction, mentoring programs, and coaching. She ensures that all academic programs challenge students through equitable and culturally relevant teaching approaches to broaden their intellectual horizons, spark their enthusiasm for learning, and build their critical thinking abilities. Mrs. Roig understands and embraces her dyslexic students’ strengths. 

She is a Florida-certified K-12 Special Education teacher who earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Miami. Her most recent undertaking is the pursuit of an Ed.D. from the University of Florida with a concentration on dyslexia and professional development. 

The American Psychological Association, The Council for Exceptional Students, International Dyslexia Association, and The International Literacy Association are among her numerous professional affiliations. Currently, she serves on the board of the Early Learning Coalition in Miami-Dade/Monroe County, a non-profit organization devoted to ensuring children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties have access to quality early care and education.

To contact Mrs. Roig, click here. Additionally, you can read her blog about child development, dyslexia, and parenting by clicking here.

Parent Voices

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

“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

“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

Let’s get to know each other.

You can also contact admissions at 305-235-1313.

The Roig Academy has been recently re-accredited with the International Baccalaureate Program.

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