Faculty and Staff
K-8 Head of School
High School Head of School
Faculty and Staff
K-8 Art Teacher: Ms. Gonzalez
Hello, I’m so excited to teach at NACA. I’ve been a NACA parent for 4 years and I really love the community here. This is my 10th year teaching in public education. I have a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Masters in Art Education. I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful art that our students make this year. You can check out their amazing art on our art class Instagram account https://instagram.com/naca_art.class?r=nametag
6th-7th Math Teacher: Mrs. Bubernak
Kara Bobroff is Navajo/Lakota and was raised in Albuquerque. She began her educational career teaching behaviorally disordered middle school students in Albuquerque. She served as Assistant Principal in APS at a low-income urban school for two years and for four years at a “Distinguished School” in Marin County, CA. As principal of Newcomb Middle School in 2003-2004, Kara worked with 250 Navajo students and seven different reservation communities in New Mexico. When she became Principal in 2003, Newcomb Middle School was recognized for its academic achievement by the local school board.
Kara was recently identified as one of the “Best Emerging Social Entrepreneurs” in the country and awarded a national Echoing Green Fellowship to establish NACA as one of the first urban academies to support language, culture, health and college preparation for youth. Through her work, NACA has been selected as the first “Collaborative Charter” in the state of New Mexico by the Albuquerque Public School District.
Kara received her Master’s in Special Education and an Ed.S in Educational Administration as a Danforth Scholar from the University of New Mexico. As a graduate of Albuquerque Public Schools and UNM, Kara has used her professional training and experience in public education to develop thoughtful curricula, rigorous academic standards and real partnerships with parents and communities. Her role models represent a long line of educators such as her family, colleagues and gifted mentors. She hopes that NACA can provide students with what great teachers and mentors have provided her along the way.