A Louisiana native and daughter of two life-long educators, Kara has spent the past 9 years working in New Orleans area schools. She began her career in the Jefferson Parish Public Schools system, where she discovered a passion for literacy intervention and special education. She continued her work with struggling students in KIPP New Orleans Schools as both an intervention teacher and special education administrator. In her 6 years at KIPP Central City Academy, Kara developed the Student Support Program to include a full continuum of support for students and families, ranging from ELA and math intervention classes to specialized programs for students with significant intellectual and emotional disabilities.
Kara earned her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Dallas, where she also worked in Rome, Italy for two years after graduation, overseeing campus programming and providing history and art history lectures for both high school and university programs.
Kara is excited to be a part of the Baton Rouge community and to support schools in ensuring that ALL Baton Rouge area students have access to a high-quality education.