Erik Drehs holds a B.A. in Science in Neuroscience and a minor in Economics from St. Louis University. Prior to joining Kairos, he worked in the St. Louis University Office of Admissions. Erik was accepted into Teach For America, a prestigious teaching program with a 10% admissions rate (4,000 teachers out of 44,000 applicants). He is very involved in Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society's signature fundraiser.
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.