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Nominee Bio: Tara Lebar

Nominee for Board Director:

Tara Lebar

Tara Lebar
Associate Director, Academic Affairs
Kansas Board of Regents

 

EXPERIENCE

NACAC:
• Member, 2010-present;
• Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Restructuring: Member, 2017-20;
• Affiliate Presidents Council: Member, 2014-16; Coordinator, 2016-17


Great Plains ACAC:
• Member, 2010-present;
• Presidential Cycle: President-elect, 2014-15; President, 2015-16; Past President, 2016-17 & 2018-2019;
• NACAC Assembly Delegate, 2014-17; Chief Delegate, 2016-17;
• Treasurer, 2012-14;
• Secretary, 2011-12;

Other Professional Organizations:
• Kansas School Counseling Association (KSCA): Member, 2015-present;
• Kansas Counseling Association (KCA): Member, 2015-present;
• University of Iowa Out of State Counselor Advisory Board: Member, 2018-20;
• American School Counseling Association (ASCA): Member, 2012-20

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• Kansas Board of Regents, Topeka, KS: Associate Director, Academic Affairs, 2020-present;
• Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, KS: School Counselor, 2006-20;
• Grandview High School, Grandview, MO: School Counselor, 2003-06;

EDUCATION:
• M.S. Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO;
• B.M.E. Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

AWARDS:
• Burge Spirit Award, 2014;

PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS:
• 2021 Super Conference (GPACAC, RMACAC, TACAC): Building Statewide Collaborations for Post-Secondary Success;
• 
2019 NACAC Annual Conference:Mission Impossible Exploring the Role of Today’s School Counselor;
• 
2018 Junior College Planning Program: College Search, Testing and Course Planning;
• 
2018 Educational Sessions: Anxiety in the Classroom;
• 
2016 Great Plains ACAC Annual Conference: Compassion Fatigue;
• 
2015 Joint Great Plains ACAC & Missouri ACAC Annual Conference: College Counseling within a Comprehensive Counseling Program;
• 
2014-15 Video Series: Flipped College Planning;
• 
2014 Blue Valley District High School Counselors: Selective School Admissions

 

 

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