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Meet Tara Bachtel

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

Mrs. Tara Bachtel currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Director of Human Resources at East Texas Baptist University. Before joining the ETBU staff, she served in a variety of professional and administrative roles in multiple Texas public school districts. Her experiences include teaching high school science for 8 years, campus administration for 4 years, and serving as an assistant superintendent for 2 years. Mrs. Bachtel earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard Payne University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Tarleton State University. She has been married to her husband, Jason, for 17 years, and they have four children, Talen, Bailee, Brooklyn, and Blaire.