Kara Bobroff

Kara Bobroff (Navajo/Lakota), Ed.S., is a life long educator and leader with more than twenty years of experience serving her community as a teacher and school leader. She is the Founding Principal of the Native American Community Academy (NACA), an award-winning public charter school dedicated to Native American student success in Albuquerque, NM. Under her leadership, NACA has been recognized as a model for effective Indigenous education by the New Mexico Indian Education Sub-Committee; the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as a Breakthrough School; and Teach for America as a “School to Learn From.” Kara is currently the Executive Director of the NACA-Inspired Schools Network (NISN), the first school network in the nation that is focused on improving Native American education through a community-led engagement and transformation process. She supports improving education for Native American students through creating structures for recruiting, supporting and growing a teacher community that is focused and trained on Indigenous Education and representative of the students that are served.  She is also a 2005 Echoing Green Fellow, and has received the Zia Award for University of New Mexico alumni for distinguished service in the field of education. Kara was recently appointed to the President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.