Community School Director for MS 80-Isobel Rooney Middle School, New York City
Kari Kraus is a Community School Director working with MS 80-Isobel Rooney Middle School in New York City. As a Community School Director, Kari is responsible for the day-to-day management of the community school strategy in collaboration with school leadership and community partners. Prior to joining CSS, she managed Youth, Early Childhood, and Community Health Programming for Gads Hill Center in Chicago with time specifically spent building and implementing a Community School on the Near West Side of Chicago. Kari co-founded an art center and community-based art school in her hometown of Batavia, IL. She received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Northern Illinois University.