Indiana-based educational consultants providing state, regional and national
assistance for P-12 schools, undergraduate and graduate level Education
Preparation Programs. Associates partner with clients to develop and
facilitate solutions based on client needs and goals.

SERVICES
• Educator Preparation Program Accreditation
• Educator Licensing
• Specialized Professional Association Reports for National Accreditation (SPA’s)
• Small Institution Educator Preparation Programs Redesign
• Educator Mentoring including pre-and post-job support
• Professional Development including year-long topical and tailored sessions
• E-Learning Educator Support
• Educator Evaluations
• Substitute Teacher Workshops
• Educational Program Development
• Rubric Design
• Curriculum Development including Curriculum and Instruction Mapping
• P-12 Accreditation Assistance
• P-12 Standards-Based Curriculum Development and Guidance
• P-12 Reading Curriculum Support

ASSOCIATES

CINDY PRATHER, M.S.
cprather@ckedconsultants.com

Often described as a “teacher of teachers,” Cindy was an Indiana elementary teacher for 14 years before a 23-year career in the Education Department at Franklin College. She is now engaged in educational consulting, most recently with several Indiana college education departments.

Cindy’s teaching expertise is in undergraduate elementary education pedagogical skill and content knowledge areas with specialization in children’s literacy, reading instruction, and professional development. Her collegiate roles included Director of Elementary Education, Elementary Clinical Field Coordinator, Licensing Officer, Elementary Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) writer for Educator Preparation Program (EPP), Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) Coordinator, and Department Chairperson. She was responsible for EPP external relations, stakeholder communications and clinical faculty supervision.

Cindy has developed and presented P-16 workshops on a variety of topics including rubric development, rubric validation and data analysis. She has authored Title II and Indiana Department of Education annual reports.

Cindy served on the Executive Committee of Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher
Education (IACTE) and on the Indiana Educator Preparation Program Review Team (INPREP). She has also served as a trained CAEP-Indiana Joint Team Reviewer, a reviewer of national standards, content reviewer for the Indiana REPA Standards Alignment Study, Indiana Reading Journal editorial board member and reviewer, and vice-president of the Indiana Reading Professors Council.

Cindy holds professional memberships in Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, International Literacy Association (ILA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

KAREN BEVIS, Ed.D.
kbevis@ckedconsultants.com

Over a 37-year teaching career, Karen has become a leader in education with a knack for visualizing creative solutions. After 12 years of elementary and middle school teaching, Karen became a K-8 administrator and then taught at the collegiate level for 15 years. Having completed degrees in elementary education, administration and supervision,
Karen’s professional focus became Educational Leadership. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, and she completed a Harvard Professional Education certificate, Women in Educational Leadership.

Karen has served in Educator Preparation Program (EPP) administrative leadership roles at Marian University and Oakland City University. She facilitated EPP partnerships with K-12 schools, mentored and evaluated teachers, and developed undergraduate and graduate courses and programs. She has experience with matrices aligning educator standards to courses and analyzing educator test data with standards and course outcomes. Karen developed EPP curriculum and programs for aspiring elementary and secondary teachers seeking alternative licensure paths. Karen’s conference presentations have focused on teacher training, instructional strategies, assessment and StrengthFinder.

Karen has higher education accreditation experience. She has coordinated teams and written EPP accreditation reports for Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs) and the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Karen is a trained CAEP-Indiana Joint Team reviewer and served on the Indiana Educator Preparation Program Review Team (INPREP).

Karen holds professional memberships in the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Indiana Association of Teacher Educators (IATE) and National Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).

Associates are independent consultants not in partnership.