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 evidence-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and parental involvement.
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 IB (International Baccalaureate) neighborhood preschool. Her accomplishments at Roig include transitioning identified students with language-based learning disabilities into college preparatory environments, obtaining nationwide AdvanceEd accreditation for both the Day School and Preschool and obtaining IB designation. Her efforts have 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. 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), Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist - International Dyslexia Association, and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Coordinator. She is also a member of leading professional organizations that include the National Association of Special Education Teachers and the Council for Exceptional Children. American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association She strives to remain at the cutting edge of her field and continually seeks ongoing education and training that guides her administrative and curricular decisions.
A recognized specialist in the field of education, Mrs. Roig has been invited to share her expertise as a guest on several Telemundo and NBC 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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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." -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
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