Jemicy School Names Laura Karey Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid


Laura Karey

Karey has been at Jemicy School since 2011

Jemicy School, which educates above-average to gifted college-bound students with dyslexia or other language-based learning differences, is pleased to announce that Laura Karey has been named Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid.

Karey joined Jemicy in 2011 as an Associate Director of Admission at the Upper School. For the past three years, she served as the Upper School’s Director of Education. Karey has also held positions at Cambridge School, Oldfields School, and St. James Academy.

As Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, Karey will be responsible for the coordination of activities and initiatives surrounding recruitment, pricing and financial aid, academic affairs, student life, institutional advancement, and constituent relations to support the mission, vision, and financial health of Jemicy. Karey replaces Patricia Utz, who retired from the position after more than 20 years in admission at Jemicy.

“We are very excited to see Laura in this new role at Jemicy,” said Ben Shifrin, head of school. “She has been a great asset to our team for more than eight years, and we are looking forward to her spearheading our Admissions Department.”

Karey holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from James Madison University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University.

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 the 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 on two campuses. The Lower and Middle School and the Upper School are each based in Owings Mills, Maryland just a short distance from one another. For more information, please visit

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