WeGrow is a new initiative by WeWork aiming to revolutionize the way we think about education, with a focus on enabling every human to unleash their superpowers. Our first conscious, entrepreneurial school opened in September 2018 in New York City for ages 3 through 9 years old. We are deeply committed to supporting growth in children’s minds, bodies, and souls through an integrated, individualized curriculum that challenges and elevates all aspects of the child.
We aim to scale globally in the coming years, helping children and adults to know who they are, understand their gifts, and approach life with wonder, joy, humility, and a profound desire to share. We seek to enable every child and adult to become a student of life for life.
Who We Want:
The Head of School will be responsible for the overall execution of the WeGrow mission and management of their school. They are charged with heading up academic initiatives and programs related to school culture that will lead to developing a healthy mind, body and soul and students unleashing their superpowers. The Head of School will oversee the execution of professional development of all instructional staff and coach a portfolio of teachers and leaders within their building.
Practice and uphold a culture of kindness and spiritual principles of life based upon our wisdom cultures.
Execute teacher training, assessment, and instructional delivery
Identify, recruit, hire and onboard key staff across all instructional functions
Implement and embody best practices across the school staff
Identify areas of professional development for school staff and plan accordingly
Manage the instructional team in executing curriculum goals for WeGrow
Set student outcome goals and apply programmatic changes as necessary
Identify, secure, and nurture partners for optimizing student, staff, and community experience
Build strong relationships with parents and create a WeGrow community that upholds our WeGrow values and mission.
Ideal candidate will possess the following:
Is a student of life, for life; has a growth mindset and desire to be a lifelong learner
Embodies the WE mentality with a desire to greatly impact the world by unleashing their superpowers in service of others
Is comfortable and thrives in a fast paced startup environment and approaches new ideas with passion, creativity and flexibility
5+ years as a Leader with career experience focused on progressive education; knowledge of Montessori, Reggio and Bank Street pedagogy a plus
Experienced and proven in curricular development and school management
Must be located or willing to relocate within commuting distance of NYC