We empower all-star educators to launch microschools in the communities they love. Then we enable them to focus on child development by connecting them with subject-matter experts from around the world, who lead rigorous hybrid courses.

Our students engage in personalized learning in a strong, in-person learning environment right down the street from their house.

Microschool leaders


Jenna Schmidt has 10 years of experience teaching grades K-4 in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a Director of Curriculum, math specialist and mentor teacher.


Diana holds a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and has been an educator of young children for 7 years. She has experience as a Team Leader, and most recently as a Director of Summer Programming in Los Angeles, CA.


Apryl Shackelford has 19 years of experience teaching and leading across grades K-6 in Miami and Jacksonville. She is a former District Teacher of the Year and a State of Florida Teacher of the Year finalist.


Monique Bridges has 7 years of experience teaching at the elementary level. She has been the leader of her 3rd grade team and is also a recipient of the New Teacher Award and Bright Spot Award.


Stevie Strauss has 9 years of experience teaching and developing curriculum in New York City. She has worked in multiple innovative education startups in the United States, Africa, and China. Stevie loves sailing, running, and the ocean.


Celeste Taylor has been an educator for 24 years. She has experience as a preK to 3rd grade teacher, ESOL educator, and an as ESE specialist. She is passionate about literacy and reading.

Virtual teachers Grades 3-5


Myra McCormick has 20 years of experience as a teacher and school leader in Boston, New York, and Seattle. Past positions include 5th grade team and instructional leader, founding Dean of Academics and Principal, and Founding Assistant Principal. She’s excited to get back to what she loves - teaching science.


Sydney Diana has 7 years of experience teaching 3rd and 4th grade in New York City. Most recently, she spent the last 3 years as a 4th grade team lead. She was recognized as a Labsite teacher, where she hosted classroom observations and created instructional videos to improve teacher practice across the school’s network.


Jasmin Song has 6 years of elementary teaching experience in New York City, where she taught Grades K-4 and served as a Kindergarten Grade Team Leader and Literacy Specialist. She was recognized for her contributions by being named the 2019 Excellence Award recipient.


Brittney Jeffries has 7 years of elementary experience in North Carolina and Philadelphia. She’s a Founding Kindergarten and First-Grade Teacher, and most recently she spent three years as a K to 4th grade Reading Interventionist.


Shanlee Apeiron has 11 years of experience teaching grades 2-5 with special focuses in STEM, project-based learning and gifted programs. She’s a National Board Certified teacher who loves to give students ownership of their own learning by advocating for their own passions in a creative way.