Kirsten graduated from University of Missouri in Columbia with a B.A. in both English and Psychology, and holds a masters from University of Missouri St. Louis in secondary education and social work. Kirsten is passionate about helping others—she spent two years in Rwanda teaching English to secondary students, and in St. Louis, she’s worked with the University of Missouri’s Department of Social Work and Every Child’s Hope. She’s most recently taught English at Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls.
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.