In her third year with TFA, Lechich and her husband, Michael, welcomed their first child; she left teaching after that year to stay home with her daughter, Caroline, who is now two years old – ‘two going on 13’ as Lechich describes. As much as she loved the time at home with her family, she sensed she needed and wanted to get back into the working world; she was craving that whole, balanced feeling again.
“Right around the time when I was starting to feel like that, I randomly opened the Charlotte Agenda newsletter, and I saw a job posting for a part-time teacher liaison with Skillpop,” Lechich recalls. “I didn’t know what [Skillpop] was, but I definitely wanted to be a part of it.”
As it turns out the liaison role between the Skillpop brand, its teachers, and its students was the perfect role for Lechich who thrived earlier in her career as a teacher and intermediary between teachers, families, and students.
The responsibility grew quickly for Lechich. She started by managing classes a couple evenings a week to fielding customer service requests; today, she serves as the go-to, point person for Skillpop’s teachers as well as the party responsible for building partnerships with venues.
“I like to work with teachers, so working with them regularly to make sure their [respective] class is a slam dunk for not only them, but also their students is the perfect role for me,” she says.
Lechich is quick to note with an honest laugh that teaching a Skillpop class designed for adults isn’t all that different from teaching kids.