Kara is a secondary teacher at Euphemia L. Haynes PCS in Washington, DC. E.L. Haynes is a public charter school, serving a diverse group of students from the District, offering year round school, expedition based learning, extended day programs, and focused on fostering a strong sense of community in students, parents, and staff. Kara has engaged in leading intervention teachers and specialist to design targeted instruction to serve struggling students in reading and math in the middle school. Kara received a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008, and a M.Ed in Special Education from George Mason University in 2010. She participated in the Emerging Leaders Program in 2012 in Washington, DC. Kara is motivated to build upon her teaching experience into leadership to help create and support effective schools for students with all needs and background. Kara is honored to be a member of the 2012 SPA NYC cohort.