Nikki Soares
Vice President and Managing Director


  • Teacher compensation
  • Business of education
  • District management
  • Leadership
  • Principals
  • Teacher quality
  • Professional development
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher support
  • Teacher recruitment and retention

Nicola (Nikki) 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. With more than 20 years of experience in the education industry, 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. She also worked for the McGraw-Hill School Solutions Group and began her education career as a middle school social studies teacher in Virginia.