With great pleasure, we dedicate the Ann Robinowitz Education Center to one of our strongest supporters and one of the most dedicated advocates for students (of all ages) who have learning disabilities, Ann Robinowitz. Ann has been a tireless advocate for this cause, and in recent years a wonderful friend and supporter of the Newgrange organization. Here’s some of what makes Ann special:
Ann Robinowitz holds a M.A. in Learning Disabilities and a Dyslexia Specialist Certificate from Fairleigh Dickenson University. She is certified in the Wilson Reading System and has trained in three strands of Project Read and the Language Tool Kit.
In 1985, Mrs. Robinowitz founded the Academy Learning Center in Randolph, New Jersey. Two years later she opened the Academy Preschool. Two years after than she opened the Academy Kindergarten. She is now the Director Emeritus of the Academy.
Ann participated as a teacher in a multisensory reading clinic at Fairleigh Dickenson University and at County College of Morris in the adult reading program. As a part of the Academy’s academic therapy program, she teaches written expression, study skills, and alternative reading programs, including Project Read and the Wilson Reading System.
For several years she wrote the monthly column “Listen to the Beat of Your Child’s Drum” for Family Leisure Times. Her articles focused on varied learning styles and school challenges.
Mrs. Robinowitz presents workshops for local school districts on multisensory reading, written expression, study skills, and strategies. She has also presented at NJIDA (New Jersey Branch of the International Dyslexia Association) on Early Literacy Intervention and her original workshop on paragraph writing, Skeletons, Structure and Strategies. She has presented locally and nationally about early literacy and related topics.
For more than twenty years, she has been actively involved with NJIDA. She is currently a branch board member. She has worked on every aspect of their education, teacher training, outreach, fundraising, membership and programs.
She is a life member of IDA and has served as a member of the Nominating Committee.
Ann currently serves as the President of the Board of Trustees Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. She has been a Trustee at Newgrange for eight years. The Newgrange organization provides educational services for students with learning disabilities. Their programs include the Newgrange School (Hamilton, NJ), The Laurel School of Princeton
(Princeton, NJ), and the now eponymous Ann Robinowitz Education Center (Princeton, NJ).
It is with great pleasure that we make this dedication.
Dr. Gordon Sherman