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 August 2000 to educate students who find learning difficult in a traditional classroom setting but have a range of strengths that can be bolstered by the Roig Approach. Her students are both community bilingual early learners ages 2-4 and students in grades K-8 diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. She is a visionary and leader with over 30 years of experience in the field of Special Education and Literacy. Mrs. Roig is an ardent believer in the power of neuroplasticity and is committed to the implementation of high-leverage practices.  These practices, when implemented effectively and with fidelity, can benefit the struggling student. Her most recent endeavor is to earn an Ed.D. from the University of Florida with a concentration on dyslexia and professional development. She aspires to remain on the cutting edge of her field in areas such as literacy, administration, curriculum development, 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-leverage 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. She is invoked in her school’s professional development programs, and her professional development workshops prepare teachers for highly successful literacy instruction, mentoring programs, and coaching.

While implementing cutting-edge research and practices, including the Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading, she ensures that all academic programs challenge students through equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices in an effort to expand their intellectual boundaries, pique their interest in learning, and develop critical thinking skills. Additionally, Mrs. Roig capitalizes on her students’ dyslexic advantages by enabling them to discover their inherent strengths. As Head of School, she is committed to the school’s mission and continuity. 

Mrs. Roig 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 educational legacy continues in her current Ed.D. program at the University of Florida, where she not only seeks to specialize further in dyslexia but also in professional development. She is a member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and a Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist through the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

Among her many professional affiliations are the International Dyslexia Association, International Literacy Association, The Reading League, American Psychological Association, and the Council for Exceptional Students (CEC). Additionally, she has served her community as a former board member of the Miami Children’s Museum and is currently a board member of the Early Learning Coalition in Miami-Dade/Monroe County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties have access to quality early care and education.

You can read the school’s 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

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