By Elly Rosaire, OBSD Parent Engagement & Homeless Liaison
The September Asset Builder award goes to Kara Powell for being an all-around ROCK STAR!
Kara started with Ocean Beach School District in 2017 as the Principal at Ocean Park Elementary. This year, Kara advanced in her career as the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Ilwaco High School.
While at OP Elementary Kara brought many trauma informed practices to the staff, students, and parents.
Some examples include welcoming the WRAP program in collaboration with POMPC; working with the WISE team through WBH; and bringing other resilience practices and strategies into the classroom.
Kara has made several positive changes to the schools she has been present in like creating restorative vs. discipline practices for students; creating behavior plans; working side-by-side with staff to improve instructional practices.
Continuing education in trauma informed practices and collaborations, Kara attended Beyond Paper Tigers 2018 conference last June.
-Laurie Purviance, Ocean Park Elementary Secretary
“Kara made the staff feel welcome, she was community involved, and was approachable to staff, students, and parents. Door always open policy.”