Howdy Y’all! My name is Mitch Fairchild, and I am a teacher, student of nutrition and health, friend of farmers markets, AND the creators of Student Like A Boss.
A little about me. I love Jesus! I love my family! I am a proud Texans (born and raised)! I am extremely patriotic (I love me some U.S.A.). I believe baseball to be the greatest sport ever invented! My wife Courtney was a gymnast back in the day (she was a 5th ranked national gymnast back in the day) and she too is a teacher (and coach). Together, Courtney and I have two beautiful daughters. One’s a dancer and one’s a musician…lots of creativity taking place in our home. We are a family of dog lovers! We love teaching! I am super passionate about helping teachers succeed in the classroom and about helping students (and their families) build their own online digital art business that can have a positive impact on their home, their community, and the world!
As a Graphic Design teacher / Technology teacher / Web Business teacher, I’ve spent the last 9 years creating what I call the Student Like A Boss curriculum. It started simply as a method to teach middle and high school student fun and easy ways to create basic clip art designs. As the program grew, I started teaching my students how they could take those designs created with shapes and sell them online on various products (t-shirts, hoodies, phone cases, pillows, skirts, etc.). I was teaching at a Title I school and saw a need for students (and their families) to find a way to make some extra income. From that, I began to get parents involved in the design process and the online business aspect as well. Before long, I realized that what I had created was a program that taught students a way to create fun and easy designs and profit from their creativity.
Courtney saw the success Mitch was having in the classroom and wanted to help any way she could. Her ability to come up with creative ideas and manage the general operations of SLAB (and manage Mitch…he’s ADD and you never know what he’s going to do) have been a blessing to Mitch. They have been blessed to be able to watch Student Like A Boss grow into a way for people to: express creativity; relieve stress; make a side income; and build confidence! The processes we use to create animals, vehicles, buildings, food, etc. (affectionately called “The Joy of Shapes” process as a nod to the late great Bob Ross) can be learned easily and once learned are lifelong skills that students will be able to utilize for the rest of their lives. We get such a joy from watching students create designs for themselves, family members, friends, and customers. It’s such a blessing.
Now that we’ve perfected the process, we feel it’s time to share it with the world. We want to equip teachers and parents with the skills they need to help their students create, launch, and grow an online print on demand business. We have a passion to see teachers and parents successfully train students to become awesome designers and student entrepreneurs. Our Student Like A Boss curriculum has everything you need to teach your students how to create, launch, and grow an online business that has the opportunity to be an amazing endeavor.
We can’t wait to help you create an awesome learning environment that encourages success, resolve, self-esteem, determination, and the importance of hard work. CLICK HERE to find out more about The Student Like A Boss Membership and Community!
Until next time…have a blessed day!
~Mitch and Courtney