DR. HOWARD SPINNER
Howard Spinner, Ph.D., Ed.S, M.S., B.S
Dr. Howard Spinner brings a vast amount of experience to North Miami Beach Academy.
He began his career with a bachelors degree and a masters degree in Miami as a special
education teacher working with students who had learning disabilities. In his classroom
he created a center approach where his students were able to use their learning strengths
to master academic concepts while he used researched based techniques to remediate
In order to satisfy his desire for professional growth, Dr. Spinner enrolled at Nova
University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his coursework and was awarded
an Educational Specialist degree in mathematics with certification in gifted student
education, administration and supervision. While he was teaching gifted students, he was
inspired to write academic programs and grants.
Adding to his several degrees and certifications, Dr. Spinner earned his Ph.D. in
mathematics and learning environments. He presented his thesis at the Annual Meeting
of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans. His study
was also published in the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education .
Being certified to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Dr. Spinner has
helped students prepare for the Test of English for Foreign Learners (TOEFL) which is
required by institutions of higher learning for admission to their academic programs.
Dr. Spinner was twice voted Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year