Alex holds a B.S. in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Indiana University. Throughout his career, Alex has designed and taught lots of impressive science curricula for students pre-K through 10th grade at schools, summer camps, and even a planetarium! He’s also an experienced researcher who’s worked with teachers to improve their understanding of “what is science?”, and has published a diversity of papers on science and math education K-12. Alex joins Kairos as 5th grade science teacher and Department Chair.
At Kairos, we believe now is the opportune moment to rethink public education. That's why we replace lectures with engaging projects and dictatorial "behavior managers" with 1-1 executive functioning coaches who help students learn how to manage their own schedule and work habits. Kairos students practice navigating real-world choices (such as when, where, how, and with whom to work) within a safe, supportive school environment. Kairos develops students not just into freethinkers, ready to thrive in a modern economy, but self-governing citizens, ready to lead both themselves and their communities.