Michael Deery's journey since graduating from Allegheny University with a Bachelor's in Philosophy has taken him through successful stints as a barista, small-business manager, and teaching assistant at local charter elementary school EAGLE College Prep in Gravois Park. Michael's impressive results—particularly in Science and Social Studies—quickly made him the school's lead third grade teacher, a position to which he adapted smoothly despite formidable challenges presented by virtual schooling. He comes to Kairos with two cats, Chicken and Duck, who act as his closest confidants.
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.