Kara Pierce, M.A.
Phone: (559) 321-7530
Resources and Educational Advocacy for Classroom Help
Kara Pierce is an award-winning educator with lifelong roots in the Central Valley. She is a respected Intervention Specialist with a background in Alternative and Special Education, and has supported students within a variety of school districts from Tulare County through Sacramento. Ms. Pierce's education includes an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts, M.A. in Management, and post-graduate work in Education and Organizational Behaviors. Her academic proficiencies include a Professional Clear Multiple Subject Credential; Administrative Services Certificate; Supplemental Authorizations in English, Health Science, and Music; NCLB qualifications in Language Arts, Self-Contained K-8, Science, Math, Music, and all the Social Sciences. Ms. Pierce also possess a SDAIE Certification, Certificate of Mediation, and is an active member of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.).
Ms. Pierce is a National Business Institute Distinguished Faculty Member, Emeritus Member-At-Large of the PBS Community Advisory Board, Central Valley Parent Educator and Speaker, and developer of academic initiatives to support the integrity of individualized learning styles and abilities. Ms. Pierce has extensive experience with the juvenile court system, and enjoys providing families with the tools necessary to encourage Assisted/Supported Decision Making. Ms. Pierce works with family therapists, health practitioners, educators. attorneys and community organizations to refer information and services for specialized student needs. Ms. Pierce also creates and curates Goals housed in SEIS (Special Education Information System), and is a tireless advocate for educational and civil rights legislation.
In her spare time Ms. Pierce is an award-winning pianist, composer, and author; health advocate; and community volunteer. Ms. Pierce is privileged to be the mother of a recent college graduate, which has allowed her to gain a unique perspective from ‘both sides of the teacher's desk’.