Kara wants better teaching for all students, and is a wonderful advocate not just for students, but for educators as well. Her acumen of special education systems, the stories our IEP’s tell, and how all this works to offer FAPE to students is above none other. I especially appreciate her willingness to better these systems and build capacity within educators to better our service delivery to students. Whether it is helping make our special educators goal ninja’s, or our students to skill up their self determination, Kara has been fun and a pleasure to work with. All of our special education staff are better at their job after Kara’s trainings and coaching this year.
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
MERCED UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Great presenter, humorous and insightful…
Great presentation – friendly, knowledgeable and informative…
Finally, an answer to all my legal questions…
NBI (National Business Institute)
EDUCATIONAL LEGAL COMPLIANCE ATTENDEES
…The expertise and knowledge base that Kara has developed allows her to engage in the development and implementation of educational plans that address the academic and the effective child…
M.A. EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
FORMER CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
MADERA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
…I have found Kara Pierce to, not only be a fearless student advocate within the educational system, but a dynamic community educator as well…
Ruth K. Tyler
M.S., M.A., RN, L.M.F.T.
PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER AND
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER – (RETIRED)
COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS
CREDENTIALED SCHOOL NURSE
MADERA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
…Her knowledge and fluency of the education system is peerless, and her ability to clarify and bring consensus has earned her a reputation as a compassionate and bold educational advocate…
CENTER FOR VIRTUAL THERAPY
I was a desperate mother looking for ways to get my son’s IEP to meet his need. I branched out and contacted a company called C.A.R.D. This company told me that I should get in touch with Kara Pierce. I contacted Kara and she spent over an hour on the phone listening to me, and explaining the rights of my son, myself and the school. Kara has always made herself available to answer my phone calls, or call me back in a timely fashion…She has provided “teachable moments” for families to learn how to meaningfully participate in IEP meetings…I think of Kara as our family’s blessing in disguise. She has helped my son, and she has helped me to learn how to advocate for my child. She is so sweet, and one of the most caring, and amazing people I know…
LEAD MATHEMATICS TUTOR
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE
I cannot say enough positive things about Kara Pierce, and her help and support she provided my family. My twins, who are both in SPED, were not receiving their FAPE…am finally getting the needs of my children to the forefront of discussions. Kara is professional, extremely knowledgeable about the IEP and ED Code, and 100% for the kids!
M.A. SPECIAL EDUCATION
CASE MANAGER (ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL)
FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Thank you Mrs. Pierce, you saved my son’s life. My son was suicidal…You came in and rewrote his IEP and followed up to make sure the school complied…When I found you I was mad and feeling hopeless. You gave my son a chance and thanks to you he is in junior college and doing real well.
CLOVIS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Kara is a compassionate and caring person who knows how to get things done for struggling families with children who have disabilities…Kara was able to compel our former school district to provide meaningful, not boilerplate, accommodations and related services to support my son’s special needs…I highly recommend working with Kara if you want your child to have the best opportunity for a successful future.
HAYWARD HIGH SCHOOL