Kara Straumanis
Programs Specialist

Kara Straumanis is a Programs Specialist at Rivendell School. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating the school library, summer camp, after school programs, Scholastic book orders and the hot lunch program. She also manages the student information system, the automated library system, and the online activities registration system. In addition to her office duties, she supports the teaching staff and assists with break and nap times.

As a media and information specialist, Kara loves having the opportunity to connect Rivendell families with books and information they are looking for. She believes strongly in Rivendell’s philosophy of individualized education and appreciates the time Rivendell staff members take to know each of their students and understand their individual personalities and learning styles.

Kara holds a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and has over 20 years of experience working in the education industry.

When not at Rivendell, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Kara was a Rivendell parent for eight years.