Outreach & Professional Learning
Jemicy’s Outreach and Professional Learning Department’s mission is to share our 50+ years of experience and expertise to ensure that all students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences are recognized, understood, supported, and celebrated. By educating not only the students but also the adults who are responsible for their growth (parents, teachers, employers) we will affect change beyond the confines of our campus until every student who learns differently can experience the joy of learning and reach their highest potential.
Current & Future
Jemicy School offers a variety of engaging learning opportunities for adults and students that mirror our mission, research-based methodologies, and educational philosophy. Whether you join us for in-person instruction or enroll to learn virtually, these multisensory workshops and courses, led by the school’s highly qualified faculty and staff, will provide you with practical, take-away tools to develop reading, writing, spelling, math, and organization skills.
In addition, we offer personalized professional development workshops at Jemicy School and at schools or other organizations by request. Please reach out to explore the possibilities.
We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. Please contact me with any questions.

-Megan McGowan, Director of Outreach and Professional Learning
(410) 753-8029 or mmcgowan@jemicyschool.org
Additional Outreach & Professional Learning
Megan McGowan, M.S.
Megan McGowan is the former Head of the Lower and Middle School at Jemicy School in Owings Mills, MD.  She is now the current Director of Outreach & Professional Learning.  Ms. McGowan has been an educator with Jemicy School for 28 years. Since 2016 she has been an Associate Faculty of Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  She received her B.S. in Special Education from Pennsylvania State University and completed her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Maryland College (McDaniel College).

Ms. McGowan has extensive knowledge about reading and literacy and has completed specialized language training in Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes; Seeing Stars, Visualizing Verbalizing, and Talkies.  She has also completed hours in Project Read; Phonology, Framing Your Thoughts (Written Expression), Story Form, Handwriting Without Tears, Wilson, and Literacy Essentials for Teacher of Reading and Spelling by Louisa Moats.

Other professional experiences have included serving on the St. John’s Parish Day School Board of Trustees as Vice President and Secretary.  Ms. McGowan has enjoyed opportunities to share her knowledge at various conferences/venues throughout the country as well as abroad.  She was recently appointed as an associate member of the Office of Overseas Schools, a division of the US State Department. Some of her highlights include Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction at the Tirana International School in Albania and presenting The Reading Brain and Phonological Sensitivity and Phonemic Awareness for Quality Schools International at the Balkans Regional Conference (Montenegro).
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