Jemicy School Names Kara Horst as Director of Lower School and Sarah Fry as Lower & Middle School Director of Admission

New team members provide years of experience and expertise in the field of education

Jemicy School, which educates above-average to gifted college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences, announces the appointments of Kara Horst, Director of Lower School, and Sarah Fry, Lower & Middle School Director of Admission for the 2022-23 school year.

“I am thrilled to welcome Kara and Sarah to the Jemicyfamily, and I am confident they will become significant assets to our school in the years ahead,” remarked Ben Shifrin, Head of Jemicy School.

As Director of Lower School, Horst’s role will be focused on advancing the School’s mission, fostering relationships with families, overseeing Lower School curriculum, and maximizing students’ academic and social potential. She will also be responsible for supervising and providing support to teachers’ effort to fulfill policy and daily responsibilities. Of her new position, Horst said,“I am excited to join the Jemicy family and to help students explore their strengths, tie learning to their interests, and build confidence, independence and lifelong learners.”

Horst earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Reading from Johns Hopkins University. She comes to Jemicy from St. Paul’s School, where she has served as director of Curriculum and Instruction in their pre and lower school.

Fry, in her new role as Lower & Middle School Director of Admission, will assist with all aspects of recruitment, admission, enrollment, retention and re-enrollment initiatives, as well as daily operations of the Admission Office. “The opportunity to work for a school that helps students by addressing their intellectual strengths and learning needs is something that I feel fortunate to be a part of both professionally and personally,” she stated.

Fry earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh. Her experience as Director of Admissions at St. Paul’s School for Girls makes her ideally suited for this position.

About Jemicy School

Jemicy School, founded in 1973, provides a highly individualized, flexible, and challenging education for above-average to gifted college bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences. A recognized leader in this field of education, Jemicy is the first school in the country to be accredited by the International Dyslexia Association. Jemicy educates students between the ages of six and eighteen two campuses. The Lower School, Middle School and Upper Schools are all located on the Owings Mills campus. For more information visit