Hi, I'm Dr. Karen Bevis.
Over a 39-year career as an educator, I have become a leader in education with a knack for visualizing creative solutions. After 12 years of elementary and middle school teaching, I became a K-8 administrator and then taught at the collegiate level for 20 years. Having completed a Bachelor and Master’s degree in elementary education from Ball State Univ. and UIndy respectively, and a Master’s degree in administration and supervision from Butler Univ., my professional focus became Educational Leadership. I hold an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction from Oakland City Univ. and completed a Harvard Professional Education certificate, Women in Educational Leadership.
I have served in Educator Preparation Program (EPP) administrative leadership roles at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana and Oakland City University in Oakland City Indiana. I facilitated EPP partnerships with K-12 schools, mentored and evaluated teachers, and developed undergraduate and graduate courses and programs. I have experience with matrices aligning educator standards to courses and analyzing educator test data with standards and course outcomes. I have developed EPP curriculum and programs for aspiring elementary and secondary teachers seeking alternative licensure paths, and have done extensive writing of aligned rubrics that are in use through Standard For Success® Accreditation.
My higher education accreditation experiences include coordinating teams and writing EPP accreditation reports for Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs) and the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). I am a trained CAEP-Indiana Joint Team reviewer and have served on multiple committees as a member and a Chair. I am a member of the CAEP Accreditation Council through 2023 and am co-author of the book Compass to the Future: Navigating the Process to Become a K-12 Educator.
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