Currently celebrating its 40th year of exceptional education, Jemicy School, founded in 1973, provides a highly individualized, flexible, and challenging program for above-average to gifted college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences. A recognized leader in the field of education, Jemicy School educates students between the ages of six and eighteen on two campuses. The Lower and Middle School and the Upper School are each based in Owings Mills, Maryland just a short distance from one another. Clapp Communications provides Jemicy School with public relations and marketing services to raise awareness, increase enrollment and position Jemicy School as the premier learning institution for students with dyslexia.
On October 28, Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All Star Paul Rabil visited the middle school students at Jemicy School along with former Baltimore Raven Tony Siragusa. Paul grew up with some learning challenges and talked with the students about overcoming adversity. The Baltimore Sun covered the event and really captured the spirit of the students and their incredible learning environment. News crews from WMAR-2 and WBFF-45 were also on hand and the segment aired on both stations’ evening and late night news broadcasts. A film crew from the DIY network was also at Jemicy School filming the event for an upcoming “Man Caves” episode on Paul, which will air at a later date.
A star lacrosse player turned the world topsy-turvy Tuesday for a group of dyslexic middle schoolers.
"It may be difficult for you guys to understand now, but a learning disability can be a gift," Paul Rabil told a gathering of about 100 students at the Jemicy School in Owings Mills.
Head of School Ben Shifrin is an internationally known expert on dyslexia. In addition to supporting Jemicy School in the media, he is an executive board member and spokesperson for the International Dyslexia Association. Ben is often interviewed both locally and nationally about many subjects, including literacy law, education in the 21st century and brain research. He is a repeat guest on “On Time with Kai Jackson,” which airs on Baltimore’s local CBS affiliate, WJZ.
Kai Jackson spoke with Kathleen Westcoat, Dr. Khalek Kirkland and Diana Bobb and Ben Shifrin.