Curro Holdings appoints new Head of School for Curro Jewel City
Curro Holdings appoints new Head of School for Curro Jewel City Curro Holdings, the South African JSE-listed independent school operator has recently appointed Wynn Haupt as Head of School for Curro Jewel City in Johannesburg, effective 1 April 2022.
Haupt’s passion for the South African education sector and equal opportunities for every learner has motivated him to work with various non-profit organisations (NPOs) over the years. He has spent the last 5 of his 13-year education career in Cape Town as a senior manager for the Collaboration Schools initiative, a partnership with education sector NPOs, Acorn Education and Common Good.
As an innovative educator, Haupt won the Johannesburg East District National Senior Certificate Award as a Top Achieving Educator in Computer Applications Technology in 2016 – a fantastic fit for Curro Jewel City, which is one of Curro’s four DigiEd schools. These technology-driven schools are aimed at helping equip South Africa’s youth with critical skills needed to navigate the fourth industrial revolution.
Haupt has senior leadership experience in both primary and high school environments and explains that his vision for education revolves around building strong, innovative and mission-aligned school management teams, that can lead staff with integrity and confidence. “I believe that this will lead to teams that prioritise personal professional development, learning over teaching, academic excellence and learner well-being with the support of a data-driven culture,” he explains.
Haupt holds an Honours Degree in Biodiversity and Conservation and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of the Western Cape. He is also an ARK certified Teacher Trainer and his leadership style places priority on learner performance and development.
As a family man, Haupt is a devoted husband and father, a handyman, an avid sportsman and a runner who has completed the Two Oceans and Comrades Marathons. “As a family, we believe in leading balanced, healthy lives and sowing back into our communities”, he says.