Janet Street, current Director of Student Services, has accepted the role of Director of Outplacement effective July 1. Janet taught for sixteen years at the School in third, fourth, and sixth grades and served as director of summer camp. She also has trained and supported teachers as an Orton-Gillingham instructor with the Dyslexia Resource Trust and has presented at both the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and the Annual International Dyslexia Association conferences. Janet brings to this position a deep understanding and appreciation of the dyslexic learner. She personally experienced the outplacement process as a proud alumni parent. Janet has a B.A. in finance from the University of Denver, a masters degree in school counseling from Georgia State University, and a masters degree in independent school leadership from Mercer University.
Josie Calamari will assume the role of the Dyslexia Resource Trust Director of Teacher Training effective July 1. Josie taught for eight years at the School then joined the Dyslexia Resource Trust as a teacher training coordinator. Most recently, she has been Schenck School Director of Outplacement. Josie has a B.A. in history and a masters degree in reading education from The University of Georgia. She has served on the IDA-GA Board of Directors and is a Fellow-in-Training with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Through her work with the Dyslexia Resource Trust, Josie will continue David Schenck's pioneering vision of helping dyslexic learners and the teachers who support them.
Janet and Josie are collaborating to ensure a smooth transition. We congratulate them both on their new positions!