Launch Teacher Profile: Christopher Kensinger
Christopher Kensinger, a full-time Launch English Language Arts teacher, shares his passion for the teaching profession.
As Christopher Kensinger discusses why he chose to be an educator, it’s obvious that his passion for the profession runs deep. “I’m a teacher because of a teacher,” Kensinger says. “Honestly, I was a struggling kid who never really flourished. I wasn’t motivated. But an English teacher reached out to me—she asked me questions and encouraged me. Because of her, I see how impactful a teacher can be to their students.”
Before Kensinger accepted his full-time Launch position, he spent seven years teaching at two southwest Missouri schools. Developing relationships with students in the classroom was always one of his top priorities, and he continues building such relationships in the online setting. “The difference with teaching online is that I get to be a bit more purposeful on how I engage and interact with my kids,” Kensinger says. “Relationships are key. Through the curriculum, the students have a connection to their peers as well. Having all of these relationships is an important component to online learning.”