Rebecca Benarroch joined WCS in 2012 as the Fernhill campus Middle School Director. Prior to working at WCS, Rebecca taught middle and high school students in an alternative public school in New York City, a private international school in Amsterdam and a public charter school in Philadelphia. After ten years in the classroom, she led a teacher apprenticeship program in Mumbai, coached teachers and teacher coaches across Philly district & charter schools, and consulted with domestic and international education organizations. Rebecca believes deeply in the Japanese concept of ikigai or reason for being, which combines "that which you love","that which the world needs", "that which you can be paid for" and "that which you are good at". She hopes to live this concept each day and support others in doing the same. Rebecca loves cooking, hiking, practicing yoga and teaching her cat to fetch.