Cara Fuller is a consummate leaders and multi layered manager that has worked in both the public and private arena. Ms. Fuller is currently the principal of Ballou STAY, an alternative school in South East, DC for students in need of a 2nd chance to receive their high school diploma. She has been a Principal for five years and has increased the graduation rate, created a college going culture by doubling the number of students that take the SAT, and developed a culturally relevant programming for Men of Color.
Before her time at Ballou STAY, Ms. Fuller worked for over seven years at Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY), an agency for homeless, run away, and at risk youth, where she managed several programs related to substance use, incarceration, and job readiness. During her tenure at SBY, Ms. Fuller managed Youth Build, a program for disconnected youth that prepares participants for the construction industry. While at YouthBuild the program received several awards and recognition from the Department of Labor. Ms. Fuller’s career began in Baltimore, MD where she worked as a community organizer. She served on several nonprofit board and worked on initiatives that impacted the Baltimore community. Ms. Fuller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College and a Master’s degree in Management and Business Administration from the Heller School at Brandeis University. Ms. Fuller has always been determined to work with the most disengaged student by building relationships and bridges to opportunities beyond her student's perceived barriers and limitations.