Jim Rein, MA, has lectured around the country on postsecondary options and summer programs for children and young adults with learning and thinking differences. Rein co-founded and served for 20 years as dean of the Vocational Independence Program at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He also co-founded Introduction to Independence, a summer work-study program at NYIT, and Vista, a vocational and life skills center in Westbrook, Connecticut.
A former principal of the Riverside School, Rein has served as executive director of the Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin High School and as the head of guidance at the Churchill School and Center, coordinating college placement for students with learning disabilities. He also co-founded Marburn Academy in Columbus, Ohio, and Camp Northwood, a sleepaway camp for children with learning disabilities in Remsen, New York.
Rein and his wife Kristy Baxter run B&R Resources, an educational consulting company. He earned a master’s degree from Columbia University, where he was the varsity men’s soccer coach.