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Kraig Farrell

Director, Kids on Campus

K-12 University Center
Academic Affairs

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Kraig Farrell

Director, Kids on Campus

K-12 University Center
Academic Affairs

Bio

Kids on Campus Director Kraig Farrell has a passion for education and working with students that goes beyond the basics. He said he hopes to help charter pathways for students that may have otherwise been unnavigable.

“I love inspiring students and developing relationships as someone they can count on,” Farrell said. “I think working with kids to provide pathways to success and seeing those ah-ha moments is what makes it worth it. When kids can actually see themselves in a situation that may not have been afforded to them in a previous instances – that’s what it’s about.”

Farrell comes to the K-12 University Center at Rochester Institute of Technology after several years in secondary education – having worked as a teacher in Greece and Hilton central school districts, and Rochester City School District. He’s been with the center since 2014.

Named Kids on Campus director last year after working in other various roles, Farrell is responsible for facilitating campus experiences for local youth, maintaining positive relationships with K-12 partners, and working alongside educators and students. One of the largest roles is overseeing Camp Tiger that offers school-aged children a variety of on-campus summer camp experiences in academics and athletics. Previously, Farrell worked for the K-12 center in roles supporting Gear Up, the Liberty Partnerships Program, and Science and Technology Entry Program.

When not working, he enjoys spending time with family, skiing and traveling. Farrell said he’s looking forwarding to starting a family with his wife. His son Michael is expected in December 2022.

Education

· St. John Fisher College (2009)

  • Bachelor’s degree in secondary education (social studies)
  • Master’s degree in special education

Fun facts

  • Avid Boston Red Sox fan
  • Enjoys skiing, particularly in Colorado
  • Favorite vacation spot is the Pacific Northwest because of his love of being in the mountains
  • Has a goal to attend a game at every MLB stadium in the country. So far, he’s been to 14 stadiums and calls Fenway Park his favorite.
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