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Inspired Classroom Innovation

Celebrate passionate educators.

Hear their stories of inspired classroom innovation.

Connect with leaders who care about public education.

LAUNCH celebrates educators who share their passions in novel ways and create new learning opportunities. During this unique event VEPGrant recipients will present their groundbreaking ideas that inspire innovation and life-long learning.Our world is changing rapidly and life-long learning must be a priority. To help prepare VUSD students for whatever awaits them, VEP is creating an ecosystem for classroom innovation. Through individual and collaborative grants, information sharing and special events, VEP encourages educators to pursue their passions, adapt curricula and embrace the future. 

Are you ready to  ?

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Ventura Masonic Center at 482 East Santa Clara Street

$25 General Admission

Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:15 until sold out.

Questions? Please contact VEP President, Madhu Bajaj at or (805) 754-9861. Thank you!  

Generously Sponsored By  
 The Trail Blazer  
 The Game Changer Harald and Birgit Wulff
 The Ground Breaker:
The Influencer:
The Motivator: Madhu Bajaj 
  Irene V. Henry State Farm Agent 
  Mary Saputo 
  Fredericks Family 
  Dr. Andrei Bobrow and Sabrena Rodriguez



Featured Educators

  Elisabeth Denger-Harris
Poinsettia Elementary

Creative solutions to social justice challenges drive  elements of Beth's work in education. As a mother of  a child with autism, Beth has a personal viewpoint which makes her passionate about equity for all. 

Kelly Herrera
Buena High School

Kelly teaches AP Literature and AP Language. She monitors English Learners, mentors new teachers, and can work poetry into any lesson. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and family time.

  Alex Wulff
DATA Middle School

Alex is a teacher, maker and entrepreneur. He masters and shares media and fabrication technologies so that students can pursue their dreams. He empowers students to “MAKE” their world.