Currently, Stephanie Dunn is the Supervisor of Library Services at The Windward School, a school serving students with language-based learning disabilities. In this role, she oversees the library collection as well as research curriculum, promoting lifelong readers and fostering 21st century research skills.
Windward's mission is to remediate students' dyslexia or other language-based learning disability and to return students to mainstream schools.
The Windward School's academic program focuses on the three basic challenges faced by students with language-based learning disabilities:
- Acquiring the academic strategies and skills necessary to reach their academic potential.
- Developing self-confidence in their ability to achieve success.
- Understanding their learning differences so they can become effective self-advocates.
Students enter and leave Windward at different points throughout grades 1 through 9. 98% of Windward students return to mainstream schools after it is determined they have completed the Windward academic program and are ready to return to a mainstream school.
New middle school Rainbow Club engages students in discussing a range of topics surrounding gender and sexuality.
Paul Lennihan has been a teacher at The Windward School for seven years. He discovered his passion for science at a young age, and he enjoys bringing that enthusiasm to his students. An avid SCUBA diver, Mr. Lennihan loves to introduce his students to the wonders of the natural world.
After 20 years of outstanding service to The Windward School, Leslie Zuckerwise, Division Head of Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools, will retire at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year.
WMS Language Arts teacher Ashley Di Salvo shares her tips for organizing her classroom and helping her students stay organized.