Telca Karen Porras

Senior Program Officer, Public Charter Schools

Telca Karen Porras works to support the creation of high-quality charter public schools. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the public education, not-for-profit, and philanthropic sectors, including as a nonprofit executive director, program officer for a community foundation, state education agency accountability program specialist, and in a school district public information office. Telca is originally from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and most recently lived in Austin, Texas before moving to Seattle, Washington in 2013. Telca holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin.

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