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Kara Maguire

Vice President of People


Kara joins Aspire after seven years with Uncommon Schools, where she most recently led teams managing Recruitment, Diversity and Talent Development for 50 charter schools in the Northeast. Previous to Uncommon, Kara was a founding staff member of Iridescent, a non-profit that brings high quality science education to urban communities, as well as a 6th grade math and science teacher with LAUSD. Kara was a Teach For America corps member and also served TFA as an Assessment Designer, Professional Learning Community Facilitator and Curriculum Specialist at the Los Angeles Institute. Kara graduated from the University of Puget Sound with dual degrees in Business Leadership and Theatre Arts, as well as from Loyola Marymount University with a Master of Arts in Teaching.