Kara Long

Kara specializes in senior-level human resources with an emphasis on recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, compliance, and implementation of human resources programs. With a background in talent management, she is skilled at finding and retaining a diverse workforce. Prior to joining Education Northwest, Kara provided professional human resources support across product and service industries. She earned a B.A. in psychology and criminal justice from Indiana University and holds professional certifications in the field of human resources (PHR/SHRM-CP).

"I believe an organization is driven by the passion and experience of its staff. I'm proud to contribute to the mission of Education Northwest by supporting our talented workforce."

Senior Advisor, Human Resources
503.275.9510

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Blog Posts

Violence in the News Underscores the Importance of Listening to Students

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December 22nd, 2016

A few weeks ago, just after the tragedies in Baton Rouge and Dallas, I met informally with some colleagues. Each of us felt a confusing array of pain and numbness. I remember feeling especially unmoored by seemingly endless and totally senseless violence. I told my colleagues about a vulnerable moment I’d experienced recently—something that had really stuck with me in the wake of all the trauma.