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New York City-based business builder Michael Koffler balances his demanding career as chairman and CEO of specialized education company K3 Learning, Inc., with community involvement. In 1985, Mr. Koffler founded MetSchools (now known as K3 Learning) to provide research-based counseling and education to New York City children with special needs and those with learning disabilities. Since then, Michael Koffler has built K3 Learning into the city’s largest school-based educational services organization. K3 Learning maintains four divisions: behavioral sciences, special education, K-12 education, and nursery-preschool modules.

Beginning in 2011, and through 2013, K3 divested many of its schools to devote attention to building Explore + Discover Schools, a new set of early childcare schools, Outside of running K3 Learning, Mr. Koffler strives to affect positive change throughout New York City and elsewhere. He has served as a trustee of St. Francis College in Brooklyn and as Chairman of the New York City Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He also served on the Leadership Council of the Education Industry Association. In years past, Michael Koffler belonged to the advisory board of the Futures in Education Foundation of Brooklyn and Queens. A 2001 recipient of the Fleet Small Business Leadership Award, and Finalist in the 2006 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He possesses a degree in business administration and accounting from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, and currently serves as Chairman of World Presidents Organization Big Apple Chapter.

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Aug 2013Present

K3 Learning, Inc.

Michael Koffler
Jan 1985Present


Metschools, Inc.



University of Buffalo