Kara Vipond completed her B.S. in special education/elementary education from the University of North Dakota. She completed her masters in special education from Northern Arizona University in 2000. Kara obtained her Career Accommodation Specialist license and her Teacher/Coordinator of Work Based Learning license in 2004 from the University of Minnesota. Kara is licensed in the areas of developmental and cognitive disabilities, elementary education, career accommodations, and work based learning. She has been teaching in the Hopkins school district since 2001.