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Vice President and Managing Director Kelly Educational Staffing®
Who She Is: Nicola Soares is vice president and managing director of Kelly Educational Staffing (KES®), a specialty service of global workforce solutions provider, Kelly Services® and the largest provider of education staffing solutions to school districts in the United States. She is responsible for managing operations and driving strategic growth for KES and for Teachers On Call, a Kelly Services company with operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and for Substitutes Any Time, a Kelly Services Company in Arizona. 128
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Industry Veteran: With more than 20 years of experience in the education industry, Ms. Soares joined Kelly Services in 2010, as vice president of KES, from NBC Universal where she led marking and sales for the NBC news education initiative, NBC Learn. Ms. Soares also worked for the McGrawHill School Solutions Group and began her education career as a middle school social studies teacher in Virginia. Why Education: As a former public school teacher, Ms. Soares understands first-hand the education challenges that exist today and is keenly aware of the de-
mands that many educators face including the growing teacher shortage. As an advocate for student achievement and instructional continuity in the classroom, she firmly believes in the mission of KES to serve as a valued partner with school districts. Future Forward: A passionate supporter of student preparedness for the future world of work, Nicola currently serves on the governance board of Kelly’s internal business resource group, Leadership in Action (LIA). The group is dedicated to helping prepare and develop current and future leaders in the global marketplace.
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