Ben Shifrin is currently serving his fifteenth year as head of Jemicy School. A former school head in California and current VP of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association, as well as an honored member of its Hall of Fame, Ben provides a wealth of experience and expertise to Jemicy School, where he interacts with students daily. Dyslexic himself, Ben brings a uniquely sensitive approach to working with Jemicy students and lives up to his commitment
that students’ needs come before all else.
Since 2013, he has served on the U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas School’s Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children, which focuses on the identification and nurturing of children with both learning challenges and giftedness. Ben has also served on the Stevenson University President’s Advisory Council since 2014, and in the summer of 2015, was selected by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to join the Governor’s Dyslexia Task Force. Ben speaks nationally on the collaboration between neuroscience and education and on other topics relevant to learning differences.
Ben attended Temple University, where he earned was a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education and Administration, graduating summa cum laude with both degrees.