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Mrs. Kelly Ann Renteria-Evans

Visiting Assistant Professor of School Counseling

Hillside Hall 003
Phone: (812) 941-2617
krenter@iu.edu

Biography

Kelly Renteria-Evans, M.Ed., M.P.A., is a Visiting Professor of School Counseling in the Department of Education at Indiana University Southeast. Renteria-Evans has worked as a K-12 school counselor and teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school level and has extensive experience working with low-income and special-needs students. She has also served as director of a large TRIO Talent Search, which helps facilitate post-secondary educational opportunities to rural and urban potential first-generation students, and/or low-income students in middle and high school. This grant was based at Vincennes University. Prior to her work in the schools, Renteria-Evans served as project manager for a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant based as Indiana State University, as a family case manager for the Indiana Department of Child Services, as an adjunct faculty member in the Correction Education Program at Indiana State University, and as regional coordinator for a women’s health project. She was drawn to her current position at IU Southeast by a passion for helping carry out the vision and goals of large grant projects with the potential to support students and transform communities.

She is from Terre Haute, Indiana, and is a proud three time graduate of Indiana State University. Go Sycamores! She is married, and has a son and daughter-in-law, that live in New Albany. Her son works at IUS, and she has a daughter who attends IUS in the Kelley School of Business. She also has two dogs, Lily and Rosie! Professor Evans loves to spend time with all of them in her free time, as well as read, enjoy music, gardening, and decorating.

Academic Background

  • Masters

    • Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
    • Master's in Public Administration, and Master's in Education, with School Counseling license, Major in Bachelor's in Sociology, Minor in Psychology and Emphasis in Spanish and Women's Studies

Professional Interests

Teaching

Students with exceptional needs

Trauma and resiliency

The Autism Spectrum, and how females are display different traits of this, and are often overlooked because of this

Research

Students with exceptional needs

Trauma and resiliency

The Autism Spectrum, and how females are display different traits of this, and are often overlooked because of this

Serving under-represented populations of students and persons

Hobbies/Interests

Reading, art, music, gardening, and Family! 

Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2333

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