Our mission

At Flying Start, we empower learners to think critically, creatively, and flexibly. At Flying Start, learning is a positive, engaging, and collaborative experience which young thinkers can participate in anywhere, anytime.

Our Vision

Flying Start aims to provide a platform for students age 4-7 to learn and explore problem-solving and encourage learners to explore curiosity and the world around them. We provide educational opportunities to help young thinkers develop and cultivate flexible and creative thinking. We encourage growth and innovation by providing interactive, real-life, remote learning experiences for learners in traditional school, homeschool, and un-school settings.

Founder & Executive Creator

Karrin Burns, M.A.T.

Karrin Burns a licensed and certified educator in the state of Illinois with twelve years of classroom experience. Karrin has a Bachelor of Arts in French (minor: Art History; University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (National-Louis University, Chicago, Illinois 2010). She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google for Education Certified Trainer.

Karrin Burns enjoys using inquiry-based learning and design-thinking in her classroom to maximize student learning as well as encourage student voice and choice. She believes education and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand, cultivating creative thinkers through establishing an innovative idea-driven atmosphere. Entrepreneurial spirit and start-up mentality help to foster a creative and effective community!

Karrin loves to code in Swift and has four apps for kids on Apple’s App Store. Learn more at karrinburns.com.


Welcome to Flying Start!


Karrin J Burns

Founder and Executive Creator, Flying Start