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Meet Dr. Lara Cavin

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3: 5, 6

Dr. Lara Cavin currently serves as Assistant Professor, Director of Field Experiences, and Certification Officer for the Department of Teacher Education at East Texas Baptist University. In addition to serving as a liaison among the pre-service teachers, public school districts and the University, she teaches Learning and Evaluation Theory, which is one of the first education courses students take in their major. Prior to becoming full-time faculty, Dr. Cavin served three years as an adjunct professor at ETBU and 13 years in public schools, serving as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal at the elementary and middle school levels. Dr. Cavin earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in Interdisciplinary Studies (1999) from East Texas Baptist University, a Master of Education in Educational Administration (2004) and Superintendent Certification (2005) from the University of Texas at Tyler, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (2014) from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her publications include Voices of Principals: The Meaning of Trust Developed Through Portraiture (2014) and "Book Review: Critical Pedagogy and Social Change: Critical Analysis of the Language of Possibility" (2014). Dr. Cavin is passionate about working with aspiring teachers to affect positive change in the educational system and focusing on the development of trusting relationships to increase ministerial capacity and show the love of Christ to others.