Meet a Staffer, Amy Shaw
7:27 a.m.: While most team members are just arriving at the office, Amy puts the final touches on page 37 of the third grade Math workbook. “We started compiling the workbooks during the Fall 2022 semester,” Amy says. “Workbooks are distributed to all elementary Launch students. They include activities and exercises that supplement their online course work.”
8:53 a.m.: Amy takes a quick look at her email before she packs up her laptop. “I have a course writing meeting at 9 a.m.,” she says. “We’re working on next quarter’s gifted Superheroes course today.” Amy will meet with both a teacher and a curriculum specialist—her job is to deliver the content in a virtual format.
11:17 a.m.: Amy’s back at her desk, and now she’s creating a video for the gifted Superheroes course. “Every time I get a new lesson from a teacher, my first step is figuring out how the information may be best presented to students,” Amy says. “This lesson has a lot of moving parts, so a video makes the most sense.”
1:30 p.m.: It’s time for a late lunch! “I bring the same thing every day,” Amy says. She heads to the cafe to munch on her usual: a ham sandwich and pretzels.
3 p.m.: Amy opens the Slack tab on her computer and goes to the “Fun-Launch” conversation. Each of Launch’s 60-plus team members belong to this channel, which is perfect—Amy has big news to share! “Thank you all for your support for the United Way/SPS Foundation Campaign!” Amy types. “Our total raised was $4,536!!! We completely crushed our goal of $4,000!” Amy acted as Launch’s Site Champion in our annual United Way fundraiser, so she has spent the last few weeks organizing raffles, giveaways and other incentives that motivated team members to donate. “I’m pretty excited about this number,” Amy says. “It’s so fun to see our team come together for a good cause.”
4:03 p.m.: As the clock ticks past four, Amy sends one final email, then packs up her laptop. “I have to go meet Travis,” she says, a huge smile taking over her face. Travis is her husband, and the two recently welcomed their first grandchild into the world. “We’re going to go see that grandbaby tonight!,” she says.