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Ross Wehner

World Leadership School
Founder, Director
Ross Wehner is a writer, teacher and social entrepreneur who founded World Leadership School. He believes the question guiding the future of learning is “How can K12 schools helps students explore, discover and articulate purpose?"

Ross worked as a journalist in Latin America during the tumultuous 1990s, after which he decided to shift from reporting on problems to finding solutions. He returned to the USA where he taught at two independent schools, received a Master’s in Latin American literature, and worked as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. 

These experiences helped Ross start World Leadership School, which today works with over 100 independent schools to reimagine learning through global travel programs and teacher coaching. Ross also co-founded TeachUNITED, a growing non-profit that works with rural schools around the globe to reduce inequality through education. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two children.