Teacher and mom of five, Desirée Schell watched with dismay as Covid-altered education removed engagement for many students. As a writer and artist and travel leader, Desirée missed delivering instruction using a multi-sensory approach that other chat- or video-based platforms don’t allow. Desirée began to look for a way to harness the current challenges in education, her experience in banking and marketing, and her love for imparting learning to making education better for our kids—and saw a ground-breaking opportunity in creating a safe, virtual, immersive campus for K-12. Desirée has invested her retirement funds into purchasing the ScholarWorx Virtual Campus and outfitting it for educational reform.
Fellow teacher and mom, Karen Cangero partnered with Desirée to bring ScholarWorx Virtual Campus to life amid the upheaval of education in 2020. A homeschooler who became an elementary and math teacher and SAT expert before returning to homeschooling during COVID—and the author of two books on using the Internet for kids—Karen taps into the incredible technology of today to make learning more relatable to our 21st century kids while maximizing impact. Having taught nearly every grade from K through 12 plus popular and successful SAT prep courses, Karen recognizes the importance of engaging students. Students who do are students who learn—and Karen plans to build ScholarWorx into a worldwide community of virtual learners fully immersed in our programs.