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Windward School and Manhattanville Forge Educational Partnership 

Teachers at The Windward School in White Plains, a leading independent day school for children with language-based learning disabilities, will benefit from the latest teaching strategies thanks to a unique collaboration with Manhattanville College.

Starting this summer, Windward teachers will have the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree program in Education Studies designed exclusively for the school that will guide them in innovative, research-based approaches to address a range of literacy challenges in the classroom.

Jamie Williamson, Head of The Windward School, said of the partnership, “Ensuring that our students succeed and realize their full potential is our highest priority at Windward. This collaboration brings the proven, research-based approaches to literacy being developed and taught at Manhattanville College directly to our classrooms to be put into action, broadening the expertise of our faculty and enriching the overall experience of our students.”

The Windward School and Manhattanville have partnered to cover 70% of tuition costs for participating teachers entering their second year or beyond of teaching at Windward.

“This collaboration allows our School of Education to broaden its reach while preparing Windward’s teachers and giving them the latest techniques and tools to develop stronger readers and writers,” said Manhattanville College President Michael E. Geisler, Ph.D. “As a small liberal arts college with a strong presence in the professions, this partnership is in keeping with our mission to educate ethical and socially responsible leaders – exactly the kind of professionals who teach at Windward.”

The program marks a significant collaboration between two of the leading Westchester County educational institutions. The Windward School, which has two campuses in White Plains, NY, and one on the Upper East Side of New York City, prepares its students for a return to a mainstream school environment.

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