Ms. LaPar is a licensed School Counselor and the Academic Advisor for students with last names starting with A-Be.
Ms. LaPar approaches counseling/advising with the belief that all students can learn and achieve given the proper support. She believes that every student is unique and deserves equal access to academic, career, and personal/social supports designed to ensure student success. Ms. LaPar believes that it is important to assist students in overcoming barriers so that they can live productive, happy lives.
Ms. LaPar’s main goal as CSEC is to promote self-knowledge and empower students to become active, life-long learners who desire to reach their own individual excellence. This includes helping students to prepare for life challenges by developing programs that challenge them to push personal boundaries so that they can meet their fullest potential emotionally, intellectually, academically, physically and socially. She believes in fostering a safe, caring and mutually respectful environment that supports positive risk-taking behavior.
As a Colorado native, Ms. LaPar grew up in Monument where she attended Lewis Palmer High School. She feels blessed to have had the opportunity to grow up in such a beautiful state, and she is grateful of the many opportunities that she has had. Straight out of high school, Ms. LaPar attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and majored in Film Studies and Elementary Education. After graduation, she took some time off to enjoy life, travel, and relocate to Colorado Springs. She then went back to school at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and obtained a second BA in Sociology, as well as a Certificate of Specialization in Criminology and Justice studies before entering into graduate school. Ms. LaPar now has a MA degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado and is a National Certified Counselor.
In her free time, Ms. LaPar enjoys film, photography, interior design, history, music, roller skating, travel, and spending time with friends and family (which includes her four dogs: Bela Louie, Vampira, Boris, and Count Alucard). She is also an avid animal lover and enjoys volunteering (when time permits) at the National Mill Dog Rescue in Peyton, Colorado.
Ms. LaPar is happy to be a part of the CSEC team. Her door is always open to both parents and students, and she looks forward to getting to know both.