Tambra Pendleton joins Kairos from KIPP St. Louis Public Schools where she served as Assistant Principal of Instruction and most recently celebrated the graduation of her first founding class of students. Her previous experience includes serving as a founding Dean of Students at KIPP and as a Biology teacher and Grade Level Chair at the Noble Network of Charter Schools.
Originally from the west side of Chicago, Tambra is the oldest of her siblings and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where she earned a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s in Education Curriculum and Instruction.
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.