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Kara Bobroff is a lifelong educator and leader with more than twenty years of experience serving her community. As the executive director of the NACA-Inspired Schools Network (NISN), the first charter school incubator in the nation that is focused on Native American education, Kara is using her experience in public education to develop thoughtful curricula, rigorous academic standards, and real partnerships with families and communities in Native communities throughout the country to transform Native American education ? with the goal to open 10 new NISN schools by 2018. 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, New Mexico. Under her leadership, NACA has been recognized as a model for effective Indigenous education by the New Mexico Indian Education Sub-Committee. In November 2012, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) recognized NACA as a Breakthrough School; one of only 10 schools in the country recognized for its ability to promote high achievement in spite of serving a large number of students living in poverty. Kara has been recognized as one of 100 top social innovators in the nation by President Obama and as one of the ?Best Emerging Social Entrepreneurs? in the country, is 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. She is a Fellow of the 12th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.