1 Beverly Cox Keepers, Ph.D Golden Leaf Way Louisville, KY FORMAL PREPARATION 2004 Doctor of Philosophy, Education Leadership and Organizational Development, University of Louisville 2004 Superintendent of Schools, P-12, Certification, University of Louisville 1983 Administration and Supervision Certification and Rank I, University of Louisville 1975 Master of Arts in English, University of Louisville 1970 Bachelor of Arts in English, Minors in Theatre Arts and Education, Western Kentucky University EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2008-present Dean, College of Education, Spalding University Lecturer, University of Louisville, teaching courses (ELHF 659 Strategic Planning; ELHF 782, Action Research as a Tool for Examining School Administration) DuPont Manual Magnet High School and Youth Performing Arts School, Louisville, Kentucky Principal for both high schools Youth Performing Arts School, Louisville, Kentucky Principal Southern High School, Louisville, Kentucky Assistant Principal Butler High School, Louisville, Kentucky English, Journalism, Theatre Arts, and Photography Teacher Superintendent of Schools Certification, P-12 Principal-Instructional Leadership, P-12 Teacher Certification in English and Theatre Arts, grades 6-12 LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS The Road to Possibilities: Innovative P-20 Partnership for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Professional Development Schools National Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, Senate Bill 1: What Kentucky Colleges of Education Need to Know and Do, Council on Post Secondary Education Workshop, March 4, Managing ethical and professional dilemmas: Case studies in student behavioral problems. Adult Education Conference: The Teaching/Learning Process for Adults. Spalding University, March 5, The Road to Possibilities: Innovative PK-12 Partnership for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) conference, San Diego, CA, February 24-26, 2011.
2 Influencing Change: The Legacy of Women in School Administration guest speaker for the Women in School Administration professional development meeting and dinner. Louisville, KY, January 31, 2011 Legislative Updates on Higher Education Issues, Kentucky Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Louisville, KY, July 22-23, Riding the Tide of Transforming School Instructional Leaders: A model for creating future school leadership capacity, Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Georgetown, Kentucky, September 24, University and School Partnerships: the Road to Success, Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Louisville, Ky., November 6, Partnering Universities, Public Schools, and Community Organizations for Student Success, Council on Postsecondary Conference, Lexington, Ky., May Networking, Influencing, and Empowering Your Way to Educational Leadership, presentation to the Women in School Administration meeting and dinner, Louisville, Ky., January 6, Creating a Site-Based Budget Professional Development Session to Prospective Principals, 2003, 2004,2005 Strategies for Increasing Math Assessment Scores from High Performance Schools of CATS, KY Department of Education and KY Association of School Administrators, Touchdown 2014 Fourth Annual High School Restructuring Showcase, KY Department of Education and KY Association of School Administrators, Panel Presenter Urban Schools Committee Forum To Redesign or Not to Redesign: That is the Question, National Association of Secondary Schools Conference, (San Antonio, Texas), Introduction of Speaker and Forum Moderator Succeeding in School Reform Forum presented by Ruby Payne, National Association of Secondary Schools Conference, (San Antonio, Texas), Principal Support for School to Career Programs in the Arts, International Network of Performing and Visual Arts School Conference, (Las Vegas, Nevada), KERA and Shared Decision Making: A Principal s Perspective, The Oxford Round Table on Education Policy: The School Principalship and Superintendency, (Oxford, England), Performance Assessment: Implementing KIRIS Strategies in Interdisciplinary Magnet Programs, Magnet Schools of America Conference, (Miami, Florida), The Kentucky Education Reform Act: Implications for Arts Magnet Schools, The International Network of Performing and Visual Arts Schools Conference, (Louisville, Kentucky), Principal Support for Writing Portfolio Assessment, National Council of Teachers of English Conference, (Louisville, Kentucky), Implementing Drug Awareness Programs in Performing Arts Schools, Network of Performing and Visual Arts Schools Conference, (Miami, Florida), PUBLICATIONS Spalding s College of Education Partners with Maupin Elementary to Transform School into an Institute of Innovation, The Pelican Brief, January 2009.
3 Manual Principal Shares Advice on Preparing for the PSAT Business First, February 25, "Recruiting Teachers into a Career as School Counselor in a Reform Environment" Planning and Changing, Spring/Summer, 36, COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP Metro United Way, Board Member, 2009-present; Executive Board Member, 2010 Family Scholars House, Board Member, 2010-present Kentucky Derby Festival Board of Directors, 2004-Present Bingham Fellows, 2004, 1997 Leadership Louisville Class of 1995 Kosair Children s Hospital, Board Member, Middletown Christian Church, Member, Deacon, Host, 1990-Present Oak and Acorn, Intergenerational Group Home, Board Member, Stage One Children s Theatre Educational Advisory Board, Focus Louisville, Advisory Board, AWARDS AND HONOR DuPont Manual High School named the Dr. Beverly Keepers Counseling Center as a tribute to her leadership as principal there for 17 years, January 2010 Named Most Admired Woman in Education 2007, Today s Woman Magazine, June Featured on magazine cover and inside story. Reader s poll determined winner. Russsell Garth Leadership Award. August Recognized for leadership, dedication to students, staff, and school, and community outreach. Outstanding Principal of the Year. Named by principal colleagues, JCPS Administrators Retreat, America s Best Schools, Newsweek Magazine (May 2007) DuPont Manual High School nationally ranked 116 of the best 1,000 schools in America. America s Best Schools, Newsweek Magazine (May 2006). DuPont Manual High School nationally ranked as 134 of the best 1,000 schools in America. America s Best Schools, Newsweek Magazine (May 2005). DuPont Manual High School nationally ranked as 223 of the best 1,000 schools in America. Recognized in the Congressional Record on the U. S. Senate floor for principal excellence in educational leadership by U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell Named Outstanding Student for May 2004, University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development. Dean s Citation for Academic Excellence, University of Louisville, Class of 2004
4 Chosen to Deliver Commencement Address, University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development Convocation, Class of 2004 National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Board of Directors (Evanston, Illinois), 1997-Present National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Principals Advisory Board (Evanston, Illinois), JCPS Best Housekeeping Awards, Manual and the Youth Performing Arts School, th District PTSA Outstanding Principal Award, 2002 Outstanding High School Principal, Jefferson County Public Schools, 1998 Heuser Technology Grant ($125,000) to network building, collaboration with Speed Scientific School, 1998 Oxford International Round Table on the School Principalship and Superintendency, Oxford University (Oxford, England), 1997 Inducted in the DuPont Manual Hall of Fame, 1997 NEA/NFIE Southeast Learning for Tomorrow Program, selected as participant, 1992 Kentucky Educational Leadership Institute, selected as participant, 1992 Jefferson County Stand Up Award for Outstanding Student Publications, 1988 Butler High School s Teacher of the Year, 1987 Kentucky Department of Education s Pilot Writing Project Grant ($18,400), 1986 Teacher Award, Louisville Community Foundations ($1,200), 1985 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Kentucky Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (KACTE), member present. Elected to position of President-Elect ( ) At-Large Member Representing Private Institutions, March National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2008-present American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, AACTE, present Association for Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, 2008-presest American Association of University Women (AAUW), 2008-present Women in the Deanship, 2010-present Kentucky Institute for Women in School Administration, Jefferson County Association for School Administrators, Jefferson County Association for School Administrators, President, International Network of Performing and Visual Arts School, Past Board Member and Membership Chair, 1998-Present. Secretary, Women in School Administration, Women in School Administration Nominating Committee, ; At Large Member,
5 Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals Association (KASSP), 1988-current. Region 7 Board representative, ; Vice-President, ; President-Elect, KASSP Coordinator for NASSP, National Association of Secondary Schools Association (NASSP), 1988-current, Urban Schools Task Force, Jefferson County Principals Association, Executive Board, ; Chairperson, th District PTSA Board Member, Lifetime Membership in PTSA, 1996-current