Kara Ingram P’28

Kara Ingram

Kara Ingram P'28

Math Faculty



B.S., University of Texas at Tyler
M.A., University of Denver

Kara comes to Walker’s from Jeju, Korea where she founded the statistics program and served as a secondary mathematics teacher at Saint Johnsbury Academy. Previously, she taught math in China and Colorado. Kara is a gifted education specialist and was a certified depth and complexity trainer for the Colorado Department of Education. Kara is a TESOL-certified teacher of English to speakers of other languages, and she holds a master’s in curriculum and instruction, secondary mathematics from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Science in business economics from the University of Texas at Tyler. Kara is a member of the Smith Dorm faculty, and her daughter, Adalynn, is in sixth grade this year.

What was it about The Ethel Walker School that made you want to work here?

The problem-based learning, the integration of technology, and the horses made me want to work at The Ethel Walker School. I believe that when students discover critical concepts through exploration, they have a deeper sense of ownership of their learning, which helps to commit their newly-discovered ideas to a long-term memory. I also believe that technology should be utilized to engage students in analyzing mathematical patterns. And, I have loved horses since I was a girl.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

When I was in high school, math was my favorite subject because I was a very good problem solver, and I received a lot of positive attention on my mathematical successes.

What is your favorite part of the subject(s) you teach now?

My favorite part of teaching mathematics is statistics. It is paramount that our young people become critical readers of analyzed data in order to ascertain the facts.

What is your favorite Walker’s tradition?

I’m eager to experience Walker’s traditions! My students tell me that I will enjoy Mountain Day ❤️

If you were to give advice to an incoming Walker’s student, what would it be?

Student, I give you a warm Walker’s welcome! Your English class is likely located through the cafeteria – don’t get lost. No one will tell you if you are a Sun or a Dial – so, don’t ask. If you are riding on the toaster, it’s actually a small bus. Your class schedule sets you up for success given the study time during study halls – so, choose classes that really challenge you. And join a sports team – go wildcats!

What advice would you give to a graduating Walker’s senior?

Senior, make good choices. Walker’s is your foundation and spark. Spread your wings and soar. You are capable of greatness.

Please list any awards, fellowships, or distinctions you have earned during your career:
  • Judge for high school statistics competition in Jeju, Korea
  • Gifted Education Specialist
  • Certified Depth and Complexity trainer for the Colorado Department of Education
  • TESOL-certified Teacher of English to speakers of other languages
  • Magna Cum Laude Honors for my B.S.