Maddie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of ARts in Sociology and International Studies. Prior to coming to Kairos, Maddie tutored immigrants and refugees, worked on two groundbreaking research projects at both Stanford and the National Science Foundation, and was a Education Collective Teacher in St. Louis. She chairs the Anti-Racism Accountability Group, and previously volunteered with several youth and education groups in St. Louis and around the world.
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.