Melissa Bradshaw graduated summa cum laude from Harris Stowe with a B.S. in Middle School Education. Inspired by her own journey putting herself through college, Melissa has spent the past 14 years teaching at-risk youth in St. Louis. She has been recognized with the Incarnate Word Caring Hands Award and Partnership for Youth Service Award for her results dramatically improving student literacy. Beyond English, Melissa coaches STEM and Robotics Clubs and has written experiential learning curriculum for the Saint Louis Science Center and HSSU Math & Science Academy.
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.