Our passion is high-quality, virtual learning opportunities for all students.
How do you best serve students? By providing them with more opportunities. Rewind to 2012, when Springfield Public Schools (SPS) began writing its own online courses to serve its 25,000+ learners. They soon hired two full-time course developers and—with the help of curriculum instructors and highly certified teachers—they developed a course catalog of nearly 50 course options for Springfield Public Schools students.
Fast forward to today, and Launch has a catalog of more than 500 courses and serves students from hundreds of school districts statewide. Day in and day out, our team members work tirelessly in support of our purpose-driven mission: providing all Missouri students with high-quality virtual learning opportunities. And this reaches far beyond our virtual classrooms. Each and every one of our 300+ full-time teachers and 60+ full-time team members are motivated by Launch’s vision of unlocking the full potential of virtual learning and launching students as global citizens who positively impact the world.
More than 20 percent of Launch’s team members have had their children enrolled in Launch courses.”
The Dream Team
Launch Leadership Team
Dr. Ben HackenwerthChief Innovation & Strategy Officer
Dr. Nichole LemmonDirector of Virtual Learning & Strategic Planning
Dr. Brady QuirkAssistant Director of Virtual Learning
Dr. Theresa ChristianPrincipal of Virtual Learning
Dr. Meghan RoeCoordinator of Course Development
Darren RushSystems Supervisor
Ben CookProject Manager
Savannah WaszczukManager of Marketing & Engagement
Jessica JohnsonSIS Coordinator
Put your student hat on! This team of highly qualified tech brains takes Missouri-aligned curriculum from the classroom and transforms it into an online format.
IT & Support
Interested in joining our team?
We are always looking for teachers and professionals who love making an impact in students lives. Check our current openings and find out how you can fuel your career.