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FOUNDER

ID000359[6]Kara Bobroff is Navajo/Lakota and was raised in Albuquerque. She began her educational career teaching behaviorally disordered middle school students in Albuquerque. She served as Assistant Principal in APS at a low-income urban school for two years and for four years at a “Distinguished School” in Marin County, CA.  As principal of Newcomb Middle School in 2003-2004, Kara worked with 250 Navajo students and seven different reservation communities in New Mexico. When she became Principal in 2003, Newcomb Middle School was recognized for its academic achievement by the local school board.

Kara was recently identified as one of the “Best Emerging Social Entrepreneurs” in the country and awarded a national Echoing Green Fellowship to establish NACA as one of the first urban academies to support language, culture, health and college preparation for youth. Through her work, NACA has been selected as the first “Collaborative Charter” in the state of New Mexico by the Albuquerque Public School District.

Kara received her Master’s in Special Education and an Ed.S in Educational Administration as a Danforth Scholar from the University of New Mexico. As a graduate of Albuquerque Public Schools and UNM, Kara has used her professional training and experience in public education to develop thoughtful curricula, rigorous academic standards and real partnerships with parents and communities. Her role models represent a long line of educators such as her family, colleagues and gifted mentors. She hopes that NACA can provide students with what great teachers and mentors have provided her along the way.

Executive Director 

Anpao Duta Flying Earth assisted in the creation of the charter school in 2006. In NACA’s inaugural year, Duta served as an instructor and after-school coordinator. In the years since, Duta has also served as the school’s outreach and community programs coordinator, the director of enrollment and community relations, Head of School, Associate Director, founded and taught the first Lakota language program in New Mexico, and taught Indigenous Studies. In his capacity as Executive Director at NACA, Duta has been instrumental in representing NACA as a premiere example of indigenous education nationwide.

Duta grew up on Standing Rock Reservation in South and North Dakota. He is Lakota, Dakota, Ojibwe, and Akimel O’odham. Duta is the youngest of three siblings and a third generation college graduate. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Government and earned a MBA as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the University of New Mexico.

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