Published September 25, 2015
WASHINGTON – Kara Bobroff (Lakota/Navajo), the executive director of the Native American Community Academy, was named by President Barack Obama on Thursday, September 24, 2015, to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships brings together leaders and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to make recommendations to the Administration on how to improve the partnerships it forms to serve people in need. The Council is charged with:
- Identifying best practices and successful modes of delivering social services;
- Evaluating the need for improvements in the implementation and coordination of public policies relating to faith-based and neighborhood organizations; and
- Making recommendations to the President and the Administration on changes in policies, programs, and practices.
Ms. Bobroff founded the Native American Community Academy, a charter school within the Albuquerque Public Schools, in 2005. She is also the Executive Director of the NACA-Inspired Schools Network, established in 2014.
Ms. Bobroff previously served in several roles within the public education system, including special education teacher at Jefferson Middle School from 1992 to 1996, Assistant Principal at Taft Middle School from 1996 to 1998, Dean of Students at Miller Creek Middle School from 1998 to 2002, and Principal of Newcomb Middle School from 2003 to 2004. Ms. Bobroff was an Echoing Green Fellow in 2005 and is a current Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Learning Alliance of New Mexico, Harvard’s Urban Principal’s Center, Southwest Youth Services, and is a Community Advisory Council member for University of New Mexico Hospital. Ms. Bobroff received a B.A., M.A., and Ed.S. from the University of New Mexico.