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    Introducing Charlene Campbell.

    “If you really believe that all kids are capable, then you would build environments that really worked hard to sustain engagement and nurture potential.” – Todd Rose

    When you have a beautiful childhood, you are sure to impact a million lives in a positive way.

    Such is the story of our founder, Charlene.

    She grew up in and among her family’s business, a retirement home her Jamaican parents established in the 80’s in Lakeland, Florida to care for the elderly.

    The beautiful elderly faces who surrounded her, and the people she met throughout her global travels, became her pilots towards the journey of infinite knowledge and imagination. She realized how impactful interactive, immersive learning can be!

    Since then, she has been on a personal mission to foster culture, curiosity and education within herself, and in 2020 she chose to share her passions with the world, and Global Virtual Academy was established.

    The purpose of Global Virtual Academy is to provide a safe, diverse, interactive, flexible learning environment that supports students and provides opportunities for real world learning experiences. Global Virtual Academy gives learners the opportunity to go beyond textbooks and take learning into their own hands.

    Charlene’s global academic endeavors took her to Hillsong Leadership College in Sydney, Australia where she was certified in Youth Leadership.  Her vision was clear, so she obtained her Bachelor’s in Education from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.  Furthermore, she finished her certification in TEFL for children in a Walt Disney Company and Columbia Teachers College, New York collaboration program.

    Her teaching career began at a technology charter school in America where she created annual workshops for students, and co-lead the Technology Student Association Club.  She was a Foreign Training Consultant with The Walt Disney Company: Disney English in Shanghai, China and began to understand the nitty-gritty of immersive storytelling.  This then led her into excelling in the International Baccalaureate division of a Chinese school where her experience in leadership and education fulfilled a key role in the program that helped to steadily increase test scores to well above IB world average; all while growing into the position of Director of Teacher Development.

    To say the least, she is a lifelong learner, an avid traveler, and an education advocate who aims to provide an environment where learning happens purposefully, interactively, yet organically, to develop confident individuals who are as dynamic as the future they face.

    We are proud to have her as our mentor and visionary.

    When not working or pursuing education endeavors, she can be found traveling and spending time with her friends, family and her Australian Cattle dog-son, Oliver.