Ellen Simon

Lower School Learning Specialist

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY - BA ELEMENTARY EDUCATION/PSYCHOLOGY
TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIV - MA REMEDIAL READING

I am so excited to be the Lang School Literacy Specialist (Elementary/ Middle School). Teaching reading has always been my passion, and I look forward to supporting our students in their educational journeys. Before working at Lang, I spent 28 years at the Stephen Gaynor School, initially in the classroom before becoming a reading specialist, which emerged as my true calling. Seeing the benefits of the Orton-Gillingham approach and watching struggling students develop into confident, independent readers always brings a smile to my face. I'm also the mom of a daughter who experienced school challenges, so I come to this position with varying perspectives. During my spare time, you will find me in Central Park, the Gym, chilling with my dog, or enjoying time with friends.

Ellen Simon