Recruitment Team

Paula Ortega-Ortiz, recruitment associate


Paula attended Alverno College where she received her undergraduate degree in psychology. After graduation, Paula entered the field of social work at La Causa Social Services as a crisis stabilization counselor where she worked primarily with adolescents who have been diagnosed with behavioral/emotional disorders through the greater Milwaukee area.

During her experience working in the human services field, she discovered that a strong educational setting is crucial to child development. Upon this discovery, she found her underlying passion for education reform. As a Latino growing up on Milwaukee’s south side, Paula has an awareness of the obstacles that minority children face within the community, and wishes to make a difference for them.


Kara Dudzik, recruiter

Kara is an experienced recruiter who has spent time with teachers, school leaders and regional leaders to thoroughly understand the recruitment needs within Open Sky Education. She builds relationships with current and prospective staff to ensure the right fit and successful placement. In addition, she has helped streamline the application and onboarding processes for applicants.

Prior to joining Open Sky Education, Kara served as a recruitment specialist for an employment agency and as a research assistant for the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism mass communication/advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.