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

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The Windward Institute's mission is to increase childhood literacy rates by disrupting the educational status quo

A division of The Windward School, The Windward Institute builds leading-edge education-research partnerships, offers professional development based on the latest research, and advocates for the rights of dyslexic students.

Read More about The Windward Institute Launches with Mission to Increase Childhood Literacy 
Windward/Haskins In-School Research Study Featured in LoHud/Journal News

Students at The Windward School in White Plains and Harrison are using their brains to advance research on how to improve reading instruction — but not in the way you might think. Twenty-two students in grades 1 to 6 are having their brains imaged by researchers.

Read More about Windward/Haskins In-School Research Study Featured in LoHud/Journal News

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.