Navigation Links
Jemicy Head of School, Ben Shifrin, Named to Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association
Date:9/17/2009

BALTIMORE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Shifrin, Head of Jemicy School in Owings Mills, Maryland, has been named to the Executive Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Mr. Shifrin brings a wealth of experience educating children with Dyslexia and other language-based learning differences to the IDA Executive Board of Directors. He joins a diverse group of high caliber individuals all concerned with the issues of dyslexia. Included in the group are dyslexics, parents of dyslexic children, researchers, educators and educational administrators, scientists, business people, attorneys, and psychologists.

Prior to coming to the Jemicy School, Mr. Shifrin lived and worked in California where he spent fourteen years serving as a special education teacher and administrator in the Unified School District of Los Angeles. He later served as the Head of Westmark School, one of California's premier institutions for students with learning differences. During this time, he was also a member of the board of the L.A. Chapter of the International Dyslexia Association and a member of both the Learning Disabilities Association and the National Association of Independent Schools. Subsequent to becoming Head of Jemicy School in 2002, he facilitated its merger with Valley Academy, thus successfully creating Baltimore's first 1(st) through 12(th) grade curriculum for students with language-based learning differences. Ben graduated with honors from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. He also earned his Master of Education in Administration from Temple.

The IDA is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. It operates forty-nine branches throughout the United States and Canada and has fifteen global partners, including Brazil, Kuwait, Germany, Singapore, India, Latvia, and Japan. The IDA is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States and serves over 8,000 members comprising dyslexics, their families, and professionals in the field. "We are thrilled to have Mr. Shifrin join the board. The combination of Mr. Shifrin's deep dedication to struggling readers and his immense reservoir of energy represents a powerful force that will be of tremendous benefit to our organization," said Dr. Guinevere Eden, President of IDA and neuroscientist at Georgetown University Medical Center. "IDA and the Jemicy School share a distinguished history in that both organizations have been led by and had input from some of the most prominent leaders in this field; we are proud of this history and excited about future accomplishments that will be of benefit to individuals with dyslexia and their families."

About Jemicy School:

Jemicy School, founded in 1973, provides a highly individualized, flexible, and challenging education for above-average to gifted college-bound students with dyslexia/language-based learning differences. A recognized leader in the field of education, Jemicy educates students between the ages of six and eighteen on two campuses. The Lower and Middle School and the Upper School are each based in Owings Mills, Maryland just a short distance from one another.

Jemicy's philosophy is based upon building the academic and higher order thinking skills of bright young people through carefully applied research and time-tested multisensory learning. Jemicy serves the whole child, celebrating each student's strengths while exploring individualized skills and strategies that will build the foundation for success in school and in life.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Jemicy School
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic
2. As Kids Head Back to School, National Advocacy Group Issues Report on Progress of School Wellness
3. Choose Flip Flops Carefully for Back to School, Say Chiropractors
4. In Middle School, Hand Hygiene Gets a Good Rap
5. Dorsey Schools, Detroit Areas Preeminent Career Training School, Opens a Fifth Campus in Farmington Hills
6. Multi-talented Entertainer Chris Brown Goes Back to School, Taking on a Starring Role in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon (R) Video
7. Uncontrolled Asthma Leads to Missed School, Work
8. School, family and community involvement are all needed to increase the activity levels of adolescen
9. Contraceptive Pill Named the Greatest Pharmacy Invention of the Last 150 Years in Chemist+Druggist Competition
10. Robert Fanning Named to PerfectServe Advisory Board
11. Dr. Stuart Baker Named to PerfectServe Advisory Board
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Dr. Angela Cotey, a noted general dentist ... new pediatric patients, with or without a referral. Dr. Cotey knows that interceptive ... outcome and experience. When patients receive early treatment, they may achieve straight teeth with ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , ... March 29, 2017 , ... Curio Wellness ... to announce the finalization of the company’s executive management team with prominent executives from ... operations is Curio Wellness’ Chief Operating Officer, Ted Dumbauld , who has more ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Immunotherapy has emerged as one of ... and is touted to be the next revolution in our fight against this complex ... the form of immune checkpoint inhibitors such as PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors. , While ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... ... The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce ... million gift to establish the Ken Moelis and Julie Taffet Moelis Advance Access ... MBA for highly-qualified Penn undergraduates whose academic and career interests expand traditional notions of ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Tuesday, March 28, 2017, ... public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at ... World Airports will light up the evening sky by programming the LAX pylons the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... 2017   Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... Cynthia L. McHenry (Cyndi) as Vice ... leading Dynatronics manufacturing, distribution, and purchasing operations across ... CEO Kelvyn H. Cullimore, Jr. ... process conducted by the company as it continues ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage  ... There are a number of advantages ... economic arguments also favor its legalization. The benefits include increased ... to legalize and regulate marijuana requires an ecosystem of support ... SING Profile ), American Cannabis Company (OTC: AMMJ), Kush Bottles, ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... AVIV, Israel , March 29, 2017 ... agreement in which Exeltis will obtain exclusive marketing rights for Neurim,s ... ... an age-appropriate drug targeted to treat sleep disorders in children with ... be the first sleep medication approved for children. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: