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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 that began in 2014 in the nation that is focused on improving Native American education through a community-led engagement and transformation process. Kara was appointed in 2015 to the President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. 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.