Laurel School

Laurel School - Head of School Search

UPDATE 8/11/20

Dear all,

Educational Directions has completed their Head of School Search Prospectus.  Please find it HERE The timeline for the search is as follows:

  • Applications due: September 30, 2020 
  • Candidates notified of status: October 15, 2020 
  • Semifinalist Interviews: October 24 – 25, 2020 
  • Finalist Interviews: November 9 – 20, 2020 
  • New Head of School named on or about: November 25, 2020 

We are excited to begin this search in earnest, as well as make Dee’s final year as the head at The Laurel School the most memorable yet.

Onward,

-Tim

 

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Dear Laurel School Community,

I write to inform the community that Dee Rosenberg has notified me that this year will be her last year as Head of School at The Laurel School.  I am pleased to announce that Dee will continue in a full-time capacity as the Director at The Robinowitz Education Center going forward.

In Dee’s time at Laurel, she has overseen the founding of the school in 2012, move from a church basement to the Kingston Campus, and now the move to our brand-new location in Hopewell.  Dee has also been forward-thinking in expanding the school from a tiny school to a school that is adding a high school program with a curriculum grounded in research-based practices and competency-based learning. 

One of Dee’s passions is mentoring teachers and testing children for learning differences, and as the Director at The Robinowitz Education Center, Dee will lead the newly formed partnership with The College of New Jersey, where the education center will provide all dyslexia testing for their Early Child Literacy Institute.  Dee will also be expanding upon the newly formed Enlightenment Learning Solutions, which provides online tutoring, assessments, consultations, professional development and online schooling options.  

Dee is a nationally recognized thought-leader in the field of language-based learning differences and as one of the most respected thinkers and practitioners in dyslexia.  I am humbled that she is taking on the enormous challenge of spearheading unprecedented growth and recognition of the education center.

To assist in finding Dee’s successor, I have retained a leading school consulting firm, Educational Directions (EDUx).  The lead consultant, Dr. Jerry Larson, also conducted the search that led to my appointment three years ago.  Jerry will be assisted by Sam Richards.  A search committee will be created, with the timeline to name a new head of school by December.  Laurel’s new head will begin on July, 1, 2021, but will use the time in between to transition and learn from the best, which is Dee. 

With Dee continuing in a leadership capacity within The Newgrange Family of Schools, I am confident that the fidelity of the Laurel program will remain and our new leader will build on Dee’s untarnished legacy. 

Warm Regards,

Tim Viands, CEO & Head of Schools
The Newgrange Family of Schools

Dee Rosenberg - Letter To The Newgrange Family of Schools

July 17, 2020

Dear Tim and the Board of Directors of Newgrange, Inc.,

After much thought, I have decided to step down from one of several roles I hold in our organization, the Head of School of the Laurel School of Princeton, as of the end of my contract on June 30, 2021. As the co-founder of the Laurel School with Gordon Sherman, I am pleased and proud of the work we have done to create a premier school for bright children who have dyslexia. The Laurel School will continue to grow and flourish because of its expert instructors, evidence-based curriculum, and warm, loving school culture.

Now is the time for me to focus energies as the Director of the Robinowitz Education Center, beginning on July 1, 2021. Part of the mission at Newgrange has been to share our expertise. Since my arrival at the Newgrange School in 2001, I continue to be committed to increasing the skills of students and assisting their families and other professionals through our expert professional development programs, educational evaluations, and tutoring. I am excited to increase our reach and impact through our new connections with TCNJ and our new Enlightenment platform.

While it will be difficult to move on from Head of School, I am excited to grow our organization in new ways through the Center.

Respectfully yours,

Dee Rosenberg
Head of School, Laurel School
Director, Robinowitz Education Center