Students have MANY different passions and interests that they already know about (and some have yet to discover).  Unfortunately, many schools can only dedicate a fraction of the time to helping students engage with those passions.  Let's enable students to learn more about topics they actually care about to generate and foster a joy for learning! 

At Project Explore: Kids! we're connecting students with their passions through project-based learning, allowing students to generate their own questions and empowering them with tools and resources to help them discover their own answers.  No Grades. No Homework. Just hands-on, virtual exploratory learning that pushes and challenges students' thinking.  

Director & Founder

I am a proud educator with over 14 years of experience in the field of education, including 7 years of instructional leadership. It fills me with excitement to embark on this new chapter of my life, dedicated to connecting students with their passions.  Throughout my career, I have witnessed the transformative power of education and the impact it can have on students' lives. I firmly believe that when students are connected with their passions, they become more engaged, motivated, and enthusiastic about learning. 

I began my career as a public High School Physics Teacher, where I had the privilege of teaching students with a wide range of capabilities and diverse backgrounds. Creating a comprehensive physics curriculum and designing engaging, hands-on learning experiences for my students was my passion during that time.  As my career progressed, I transitioned into the role of an Instructional Coach and School Administrator, providing support and guidance to middle school teachers. It was incredibly rewarding to collaborate with educators and help them enhance their instructional practices.

One of the most challenging and rewarding roles I have had the privilege to hold was the Magnet Program Director at  Kealing Middle School, in the heart of Austin, Tx. In this role, I focused on connecting students with their passions and ensuring equitable access to education for a diverse community. Removing barriers and fostering inclusivity became integral to my mission. I took a pause from education to explore endeavors in leadership development in the private industry, and now feel equipped to take the range of experience I've had over the years to make a positive impact in the lives of students and communities through my work.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child's learning journey!

Meet the Team

Each of our certified teachers are considered experts in their field and are excited about sharing their passions with your child! Learn more about our teachers who will make the curriculum come to life!

Elizabeth Russo

Teen Literature

Upper Elementary Lit

Keri Jaworski

Around the World in 5 Days!

Greek Mythology

Tania Tasneem

Marine Biology

Zoe Jones

Dinosaurs (Grades 6-8)

Join the Team

As we expand, we will actively seek enthusiastic and dedicated educators to join our team and contribute their distinct areas of interest. Do you possess a passion that you are eager to share with students? Have you ever wished for the opportunity to teach a class on your specialized area or skill, which may not be commonly offered in traditional schools? If you are certified in your field of expertise and ready to connect your passion with students who are genuinely interested in learning, we would love to hear from you. 

Submit your interest to: projectexplorekids@gmail.com