School Leadership

Founded by Educators. Lead by Educators

Gus Roig

Gus Roig

Leadership 

IB PYP Coordinator

 

Gustavo co-founded The Roig Academy to fill a void in Miami-Dade County’s educational landscape by providing specialized instruction to children with exceptionalities such as language-based learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and ADD. Rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, his vision for The Roig Academy is to tailor instruction to meet each student’s unique needs. He provides a hands-on approach to teaching and learning for families seeking the ideal educational setting. Numerous students have benefited from his efforts as they’ve successfully transitioned into mainstream and college-preparatory schools where they thrive.

Gustavo graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and History. His teaching experience includes teaching Introductory World History, Honors World History, Government, and Economics to high school students in the Miami Dade County Public School prior to founding The Roig Academy. He has worked in the education industry for nearly 30 years, as both a teacher and an administrator. His experience includes guiding the faculty through multiple accreditation procedures, managing the institution, developing effective development plans, and establishing successful instructional initiatives.

Serving as the school’s IB Coordinator, Gustavo is a senior member of staff who works directly with all members of the primary team, including academy administrators, programme coordinators, lead teachers, and classroom teachers, to organize, lead, and assure successful teaching methods and execution.

Jacklin Cardentey

Jacklin Cardentey

Administration/ Lead Teacher 

 

Jackie Cardentey has been working at the Roig Academy for ten years, both as a teacher and administrator. For the last 13 years, she has taught children of all ages across multiple subjects and is currently focused on Middle School Language Arts. Her academic background includes a B.A in Psychology from Florida State University, Masters in Educational Psychology, and she is active in a doctoral program for Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Assessments. Having partaken in an array of formal training, Ms. Jackie has strengthened her teaching ability in Applied Behavior Analysis, Dyslexia training, International Baccalaureate Professional Development, and many other fields. It is Ms. Jackie’s belief that students need to love to learn at a young age to set their educational foundation for the future.

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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