Emilia graduated from North Park University with a Bachelors of Music Education and the University of Missouri St. Louis with a Masters in elementary education. She served as a Teach for America corps member, and at Normandy Schools, where she created science curricula for the 3rd, 5th and 6th grades, Emilia won Teacher Of The Year in 2019. Emilia is also a passionate community leader who designed and built a permanent school community garden at Normandy (which grew over 150lbs of fruits and veggies!) and secured thousands of dollars of funding for the school’s STEM club.
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.