In April 2020, I was working for an education non-profit full-time, and my husband and I were both working from home. We were also facilitating virtual learning for one child and homeschooling two others. Like many families around the country, we were trying to figure out how we were going to make things work – to have peace, harmony and a new level of at-home learning and work-life integration.
While I’ve always appreciated my special role in my children’s education, it felt like overnight I had to take my efforts up a notch...or maybe ten. It soon became clear to me that I was going to need a new vision if I wanted to be successful in supporting my children as learners while attending to all of life’s other demands. Part of my new vision was co-teaching–either more intentionally working alongside my child’s classroom teacher and strategically supplementing her education at-home, or being connected to at least one other educator who could be my co-teacher as I homeschooled.
Around the same time, I started getting calls from friends, and friends of friends, seeking advice about what they could and should do with their children now that they were at home. Some were contemplating homeschooling full-time, some were wondering how to fix holes they noticed in their child’s learning, and some were asking brass tacks questions like, “What could a schedule look like?”, and “How can I communicate with my child’s teacher now that I’m kinda teaching too?”.
The more people I talked to, the more I saw common needs that boiled down to families around the country feeling the need to create a new and workable vision for supporting their child(ren)’s learning. They needed personalized support in carrying out what all that would look like for them and their children in real life.
I created Co-Teach so families would have access to help that’s driven by their needs, vision, and questions. I then partnered with Kr8 Ventures, a digital product company, to develop the Co-Teach platform to support parents with at-home learning nationwide. Kr8 Ventures is part of our Co-Teach team and together we plan to build tools and services to empower parents to help their children thrive.
What began as my response to an increasingly pressing family need has evolved to become an ever-growing group of expert educators committed to ensuring that all families receive the customized support they need and deserve to meet the needs of their learners.
It’s our honor to partner with you as we offer our ongoing expertise, perspective, and support, to help you achieve your goals and support your learner(s).
Founder & CEO