Tesseract School is under new leadership. Bruce Werber recently moved to the valley from the San Francisco Bay area where he has served as the Assistant Head of School for the prestigious and high-performing Brandeis School of San Francisco for the last eight. He is responsible for the administration of the school, overseeing a teaching staff of 65 with an enrollment of 400 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. He is also Head of the Lower School, overseeing kindergarten through fifth grade education. Mr. Werber has extensive educational and school leadership experience. He previously served as Head of the Lower School for Derby Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts; Director of the Lower School for the American School of Paris; Head of School for Shekou International School in Shekou, China; and Head of School for Khartoum American School in Khartoum, Sudan – among other posts. His educational experience includes teaching Humanities at the Lahore American School in Lahore, Pakistan; and Humanities and Mathematics at the Japan International School in Tokyo, Japan. Bruce started in education working with Teacher Corps in urban Louisville, Kentucky working with multiply disabled elementary students.
Tesseract School has returned to its roots of working with early childhood to grade 8, students. It has consolidated on one campus with a new boards of trustees. Tesseract School is committed to offering a progressive education, as we implement best practices based on current research. Tesseract believes in educating the whole child and honors childhood. The curriculum is designed to put equal importance on both academic and character development. Tesseract students experience an education that is student centered, and thrive in an environment that allows them to discover their own learning journey. Students learn authentically by doing rather the traditional model of didactic lecture and rote memorization. Instruction is hands-on, collaborative and interdisciplinary. In our small class sizes, low student-teacher ratios allow us to foster a true love of learning, encouraging students to explore their interests and passions. As our educators guide students to think differently stressing high level thinking skills, and see global relationships as essential. It is our student’s sense of ownership, which truly enables them to soar. Tesseract students are engaged in the world around them with a commitment to service learning. Tesseract is truly unique in the valley.
For more information, contact the school at 480.991.1770, or visit the website at http://www.tesseractschool.org. Tesseract is a not for profit private school located at 4800 E Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley.
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