Jennifer C. Roig M.Ed
A leader and true visionary in the field of Special Education, Mrs. Jennifer Roig founded The Roig Academy in the hopes of creating a learning environment where all children feel safe, respected, and loved. As Head of School, she understands that all children, whether pre-school or school age, should be allowed to think and reason using their own special gifts and talents.
As a partner in the education of children, Jennifer wants her students, parents, and educators to have a special responsibility and joy as they discover, recognize, and capitalize on the individual strengths and learning styles of all the children that enter the doors of the Roig Academy.
In 2000, she founded the Roig Academy After School Tutoring Program. The success of the first program lead to the expansion of a second center in Key Biscayne. In 2002, Mrs. Jennifer Roig launched The Roig Academy Day School for children who had experienced difficulty learning in a more crowded traditional classroom, where individualized attention was not easily achieved.
In 2006, her vision to meet the needs of the community continued to grow as she expanded her academy to include Early Childhood Education. The Roig Academy Preschool provides neighborhood children ages 2 through Kindergarten with a safe, loving, nurturing environment and a well rounded bilingual curriculum designed to prepare its students for the elementary school years.
Mrs. Roig holds an M.S. in Emotional Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities from the University of Miami, as well as a B.S. in Developmental Delays from Nova Southeastern University. Her continuing education studies include work with reading disorders, Neuroplasticity, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A few of her certifications in educational programming include a multi-sensory sequential approach to teaching reading – Orton-Gillingham, Arrowsmith School Cognitive Program, Read Naturally, Irlen certified screener, CogMed, Conscious Discipline, and Handwriting Without Tears.
Her commitment to help those in need is demonstrated by her active participation within the community and involvement with several professional associations such as: The National Association of Special Education Teachers, The Learning Disabilities Association of America, Council for Exceptional Children, International Dyslexia Association, Southern Early Childhood Association, Florida Association for Child Care Management, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Mrs. Roig formerly served as a board member for The Miami Children’s Museum Educational Task Force and has been a guest speaker at events such as Miami-Dade County Early Learning Coalition Literacy Conference.