As a young boy growing up in Philadelphia, I surely had a nice group of friends, but Dick and Jane were not among them. The idyllic stars of the early 50's New Basic Readers series for beginning readers were, in fact, my nemeses!
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Ben Shifrin, who is currently serving his 19th year as head of school, provides a wealth of experience and expertise to Jemicy, where he interacts with students daily. Dyslexic himself, Ben brings a uniquely sensitive approach to working with students and lives up to his commitment that students’ needs come before all else.
Ben attended Temple University, where he earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education and Administration, graduating summa cum laude with both degrees.
U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas School’s Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children, since 2013
Stevenson University President’s Advisory Council, since 2014
Affiliate member of the Dyslexia Foundation
Board of Directors of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program
Former VP, Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association
Former member of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Dyslexia Task Force