Dr. John J. Russell is currently the Head of Windward School in White Plains, New York. Windward is a school that serves the needs of students with language-based learning disabilities. Over the past three decades, Jay held leadership and teaching positions in school districts in Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Prior to Windward, he served for 11 years as Superintendent of Schools in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Jay earned his doctoral degree in Educational Administration at Fordham University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. He also has a Masters degree in Oceanography from New York University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration from Fairfield University. Dr. Russell received his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College where he majored in Biology. His research interests include language-based learning disabilities, direct instruction, and organizational theory.