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Dallas Academy has announced Amy Bernstein as the new Principal of Dallas Academy. Ms. Bernstein is a passionate educator of 19 years and has dedicated much of her career to supporting children with learning differences. Her experience includes classroom teaching and providing dyslexia therapy in the Richardson Independent School District. Most recently, she started the RISD Dyslexia Therapist Training Center and was their lead dyslexia therapist working in a leadership role through teacher training and coaching in the Take Flight and MTA curriculum, program development, and strategic planning. She also led campus training, created and delivered professional development to teachers, provided principals with reading intervention strategies, and lectured and led practicums for reading intervention.

Ms. Bernstein’s education background includes a Master of Education with a specialization in reading and writing from Southern Methodist University and a B.A. in psychology. Ms. Bernstein is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Qualified Instructor, providing instruction and training in structured literacy programs to reading specialists. She is a compassionate leader, skilled communicator, and fierce advocate for children who learn differently. "I am excited to collaborate with teachers and parents to foster an environment that puts students' needs first, creates a culture of inclusivity, and ensures all students can be successful in their academic journey, " said Ms. Bernstein.

Ms. Bernstein will begin her role as the new Principal at the end of July and will complete our leadership team and oversee the school's academic program. Her role will include assuring the alignment and continuity of educational instruction, special programs, school policies and procedures, and fostering the rich school culture that is the hallmark of Dallas Academy.

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