Riley Foster holds a Master’s of Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a double major in Economics and Public Policy (with a minor in French) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has taught at Carnahan High School For the Future and St. Louis College Prep, where she helped coach the girls basketball team. Prior to teaching, Riley worked with the North Carolina Community Development Initiative to develop and advance public policy promoting access to fair, safe, and affordable housing.
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.