Sally Lemkemeier grew up in St. Louis before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Princeton University. Most recently before Kairos, Sally used her computing expertise as a Full-Stack Software Engineer II at Ellevation Education, a web-based platform that develops and implements tools for English Language Learners and their educators, where she pioneered a new framework to convert the front-end application to a modern language. Sally has completed multiple independent research projects on computer science pedagogy, creating successful curricula for students and teachers alike.
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.