Kara Vandas has served on the board for several years and has worked with charter schools in Colorado since 2001. Kara was a charter school teacher at two charters, one in Denver and the other in Colorado Springs. She eventually took a position with the Colorado League of Charter Schools as the Director of Teacher Effectiveness. Kara is now an education consultant, working with schools around the county, as well as continuing to support Colorado charters. She is also the co-author of Partnering with Students: Building Ownership of Learning.
Kara is married to Mathew Vandas and the parent of Myer Vandas, who attends ACS. She holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Regis University and holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Wyoming. While her family is originally from Colorado, she grew up in northern Wyoming, near Yellowstone Park and moved back to Colorado to teach.