Kara was born and raised in Johnson County, KS. She knew very early on that she wanted to work in the education field in some way. While attending JCCC she was drawn to Early Childhood Education. She received her Associates of Science degree in the field before quickly landing an internship serving children with special needs. She worked for multiple school districts in their Early Childhood programs before moving to a private education setting teaching Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten.
Thanks to her extensive background, Kara was able to be a mentor to her fellow teachers and also took on various leadership roles within the school, including Director of Curriculum. This allowed her to grow her professional skills while continuing to teach. After serving over 13 years in a classroom setting, Kara is thrilled to be joining the Fundraising U team. She is looking forward to transitioning to a corporate setting while still maintaining her ties to education.