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Inspired Classroom Innovation

Celebrate passionate educators at the second annual LAUNCH.

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, March 12, 2020 

5:30 pm Doors Open

6 pm Program followed by the After Party

Rubicon Theatre at 1006 East Main Street, Ventura

Your sponsorship supports the 2020/21 school year VEPGrants program. 

Learn more about VEPGrants.

Questions? Contact Madhu Bajaj (805) 754-9861. 

Thank you!  

Featured Educators

In 2019, the community responded with great enthusiasm for the inaugural LAUNCH

Meet 2020's Featured Educators

  Cameron Crouch
Foothill High


Cameron is a visual arts teacher who is driven to help students express themselves and their ideas through creating art from a wide variety of mediums and media.


Petra McCullough
ATLAS Elementary

Petra teaches with the hope that her love of learning is contagious. She has created an environment for students to enter where they can leave the stresses and worries of life at the door.


  Kristie Steinlicht
Middle School

Committed to providing opportunities that focus on equity, Kristie helped create the award-winning Anacapa STE(A)M program to serve Anacapa’s socio-economically, culturally, and linguistically diverse populations.