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Head of School

Tikvah Wiener is Head of School of The Idea School, the first Jewish interdisciplinary, project-based learning (PBL) high school in America. She is co-Founder and Director of the I.D.E.A. Schools Network, now The Idea School Institute. The Idea School Institute helps Jewish schools implement PBL and educational innovation, and since it was formed in 2014, has trained over 1,100 teachers. Tikvah was an Upstart Fellow, 2014-16, and completed training at the Educational Leadership Academy at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education in San Diego, CA. In 2016-17, she was one of ten Jewish education designers for JEIC’s HaKaveret Design Team, a group that innovated new models of learning for Jewish education, and she presented an ELI Talk about passion-based learning, which you can view here.

Tikvah has worked in Jewish Education for over 20 years. She earned an M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Queens College, and Received a B.A in English Literature from Stern College for Women.