Kara Kelty

last updated 12/5/2016

Kara Kelty

Manager, Candidate Ready Development at Educational Equity Inc

1805 7TH STREET NW, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
HQ Phone:
(202) 734-3716

General Information


Director - SWREC.org

Director - Southwest Renewable Energy Conference


B. A. - Political Science , Holy Cross

M. Ed.Northern Arizona University


Board Member - Flagstaff Cultural Partners

County Party Chair - Coconino County Democratic Party

Council Member - Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Councilor - City of Flagstaff

Councilor - Flagstaff AZ

City Council Member - Flagstaff Central.com Inc

Harmonization Director, Curriculum and Assessment - BASIS Schools Inc

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Kara Kelty, Member
Head of School, BASIS Flagstaff Kara Kelty grew up believing that public service was an honorable way to serve both her community and her country. Upon graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts with a degree in Political Science, Kara entered the U.S. Peace Corps. After completing her initial commitment to the Peace Corps in both the Philippines and Guatemala, Kara extended her service in order to work as a visiting professor at the University of San Carlos, in Huehuetenango, Guatemala and later worked as an educator with prospective Peace Corps volunteers. Kara has 18 years of experience managing programs, people and resources. She has been involved in educational programming at both ends of the spectrum. While receiving an M. Ed. from Northern Arizona University, she worked with university students, providing access to student services and identifying and removing obstacles to their success. In 2003 Kara became the Director of Success by 6 for the United Way of Northern Arizona, writing four successful grants to fund early education totaling $530,000 and increasing quality and access to pre-school programs regardless of background. Kara Kelty also served six years as a Flagstaff City Councilmember and in 2008 was selected to be a Marshall Memorial Fellow. Kara lives with her husband and two children in Flagstaff.

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Coconino County Democratic Party

Kara Kelty
773-8635 County Party Chair

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Academy Facilitators - New Politics Academy

Kara Kelty
Kara Kelty grew up believing in the power of public service to improve the lives of others, particularly children. A former two-term city council member, Kara has worked within the political arena to make sustainable changes in quality early childhood education, affordable housing, economic empowerment, and environmental protection. Kara received a B. A. in Political Science from Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and her Master's degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. Kara began her career as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines and continued her service in Guatemala where she met her husband. A mother to two children, Kara currently serves as a school board member in her community and is passionate about ensuring all children have the opportunity to realize their full potential. Kara is a Manager at Leadership for Educational Equity where she coaches others to become more politically and civically engaged.

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