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 Volunteer 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!
Jen Gonzalez, LAUNCH Administrative Coordinator
I have been blessed to be part of the LAUNCH community working with the elementary-aged children. I received my degree in Psychology and Sociology. I never would have imagined myself as a homeschooling mother, but this is the path God has chosen for me and I love it! Before becoming a mother I worked as a Special Education Tutor at a local public school. For over ten years I have also had the privilege of volunteering in both children's and youth ministry through church. LAUNCH has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family! We are looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us as we continue to grow!