The Windward Institute

The Windward Institute is a division of and serves The Windward School and the broader educational community by:

  • Providing professional development;
  • Forming partnerships with leading education institutions;
  • Advocating for students with language-based learning disabilities; and
  • Expanding The Windward School's reputation and expertise

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

News & Announcements


Windward Featured in Overcoming Dyslexia: Second Edition Book

Since its release in 2003, the first edition of Overcoming Dyslexia, written by Sally E. Shaywitz, MD, co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, has been regarded as one of the most influential books in the field. For the second edition of the book, published in March 2020, The Windward School was selected for special praise and inclusion by the co-authors, Dr. Shaywitz and Jonathan Shaywitz, MD.

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Philips EEG Expert Scientist Visits Windward to Lead Training for Next Phase of In-School Research Study

On February 28, Philips’s research application specialist and EEG, or electroencephalography, expert Trey Avery, PhD, led faculty members of The Windward School's Brainy Trainees Leadership Team in training to prepare for phase two of the Windward/Haskins Collaborative Research Project, Predicting Literacy Outcomes at The Windward School

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Windward Participates in Dyslexia Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Panel on March 9

On March 9, Danielle Scorrano, Research Coordinator at The Windward School and Host of READ Podcast, moderated a panel, “Dyslexia Legislation: How We Can Change the System” with the following New York State legislators: State Senator Brad Hoylman, State Senator Robert Jackson, Windward alum and Assemblymember Robert Carroll ’04, and Assemblymember JoAnn Simon. The panel will focus on raising awareness about dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities as well as advocating for more comprehensive legislation, educational practices, and support services for this population.

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Contact Us

Manhattan Campus
212 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128
Phone: (917) 736-9136

Westchester Campus
40 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: (914) 908-3551

Email: wi@thewindwardschool.org

To contact the Executive Director of The Windward Institute, please call: (914) 908-3549


Dr. John J. Russell
Executive Director of The Windward Institute

Annie Stutzman
Assistant Director of The Windward Institute

Danielle Scorrano
Research Coordinator and READ Podcast Host

Najah Frazier
Assistant to the Executive Director

Erikka Ramkishun
The Windward Institute Manhattan Administrative Assistant

Asante Robinson
The Windward Institute Westchester Administrative Assistant

As of January 8, 2020, the Windward Teacher Training Institute rebranded as The Windward Institute. All courses and workshops will continue to be offered by Windward-trained instructors at the same locations and use the same scientifically-proven, research-based multisensory academic curriculum.