Kara has worked as a pedagogical coach, Visual Art teacher at Helensvale State High School and professional network coordinator at the IMPACT Centre. She is currently pursuing a Higher Degree Research at University of Queensland. Kara’s experience leading teaching for thinking at Helensvale State High School has led her to an interest in research and developing a culture of thinking in classrooms, focusing on teachers pedagogical practices that support student cognition.

Kara has taught senior visual art for last seven years and led curriculum and pedagogical development from QCE system as panellist to confirmer and marker.  She has introduced Critical thinking program into literacy program and created opportunities for teachers to build their teaching their thinking pedagogical practice.