Charity Garcia, LAUNCH Director & Bible Teacher
I've always homeschooled my kids and LAUNCH was born out of a desire to bring homeschoolers together while still getting to keep our individual curriculum preferences at home and to add encouragement and support to these families. I have a background in child development and psychology through my undergraduate in social work and my Master of Science in Social Work in Administration and Community Development. I've been a respite and foster parent for over 5 years and am the Ministry Coordinator at FBC.
Lisa Becton, LAUNCH Director & PreK Teacher
I’ve had the blessing of being involved with LAUNCH from its inception and am so looking forward to everything this new semester has to bring. Before I became a home educator, I taught in the public school classroom for nearly a decade. I obtained my degree in education from Texas A&M University and became a certified EC-4 teacher thereafter. I have experience in PreK through 2nd grade classrooms, with 2nd grade being where I spent the most time. After my first child was born, I left the public school and worked at my church’s preschool for 4 years. I taught 3 year old preschool and also served as program director during my last year. I’m so happy that LAUNCH not only provides a fellowship with an amazing community, but also offers me the opportunity to continue to teach!
Valerie Fox, LAUNCH Content Curator/Photographer
I have attended First Baptist Church since 2015 and in my years here I've been happy to help with church photography, children's church, and Vacation Bible School. I grew up in Laredo as a homeschooled pastor's kid and have been homeschooling my own children for the past ten years. I didn't know I would end up utilizing my degree in Psychology and my teacher's certification training with my three boys at home, but I have been so grateful for the opportunity to do so. This is our second year being a part of LAUNCH and it has been such a blessing to our family. I'm so pleased to be able to document the amazing experiences our children are having each week through photography!