Gavin Schiffres graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with honors in both of his theses on charter schools policy and design. He has taught in New Haven, Israel, and St. Louis and worked to advance equity through policy positions at the Louisiana Department of Education and StudentsFirst. Gavin holds a Master's in Education and has been recognized as one of the country's most promising innovators in education by Forbes (30 Under 30), National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (Changemakers Award), Teach For America (Schools to Learn From), and other leading organizations.
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.