College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Cheryl Evans

Email: cevans20@uco.edu

Phone: (405) 974-5663

Office: LIB 150

Box: 193

Degrees

  • 2004 - Doctor of Education, Educational Administration, Oklahoma State University
  • 1998 - Master of Science, Educational Administration, Oklahoma State University
  • 1998 - Master of Science, Elementary Education, Oklahoma State University

Publications

  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, April). School Counseling and School Educational Leadership Preparation Programs: Partnerships in Training Skills in Open Communication. This article addresses the need to begin the implementation of a partnership aspect to a school counseling and school leadership preparation program at a four-year comprehensive state university that centers on the need for open communication and the high quality collaboration in two different skill areas. National Technology and Social Science Association Annual Journal, Peer-reviewed scholarly national journal, National Technology and Social Science Association, El Cajon, California.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, July). Lessons Learned with Partnerships. The process involved in the completion of a collaborative partnership that prepared quality school leaders. This article includes a full description of the curriculum, planning, development, implementation, and initial reviews of the first year, internship/mentorship, logistics, and perspectives of partner participants, assessments, and plans for year two. Academic Exchange Quarterly. Peer-reviewed international scholarly journal.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, March). Graduate Candidates’ Perceptions of Cohort Groups in Educational Leadership Programs. The trend of cohort learning groups is addressed as well as graduate candidates’ perceptions and preferences of cooperative learning cohorts in university school principal preparation programs. National Technology and Social Science Association Annual Journal, Peer-reviewed scholarly national journal, National Technology and Social Science Association, El Cajon, California.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2011, March). The Under-Representation of Women Superintendents: Is the Glass Ceiling Turning into Wood? Many women educators decide to live under the glass ceiling rather than struggle against the often unconscious notion that leadership is a male trait. This makes us think the glass ceiling is becoming stronger and is actually turning into wood. Oklahoma Educational Studies Association, New Frontiers Journal, Peer-reviewed scholarly state journal, Oklahoma Educational Studies Association, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2011, July). Classroom Design and Instruction for Principal Preparation Programs: Reforms in School Leadership. There has been the call for educational reform in principal preparation programs. These reform efforts ignore the physical classroom design and instructional methods of school leader preparation program. This article explores the possibilities of classroom design and instruction for future school leaders. National Technology and Social Science Association Annual Journal, Peer-reviewed scholarly national journal, National Technology and Social Science Association, El Cajon, California.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2008, December). Book Review: Facing Accountability in Education: Democracy and Equity at Risk, by C.E. Sleeter. This book review examines the awareness provided on equity and democracy in the schools. School leaders can us the knowledge in this book to benefit all children, to make the accountability system work for their students, and to help it become an asset for their schools. Educational Administration Quarterly, Peer-reviewed international scholarly journal, University Council for Educational Administration, Published by Sage, Thousand Oaks, California.

Presentations

  • Evans, Cheryl (2008, November) Collaborative Partnerships: Lessons Learned and the Story Continues. Information was provided about the successful beginnings and continuation of collaborative partnerships that prepare quality school leaders. Best practices are implemented in partnerships with school district leaders and university faculty. Presented at the 2008 Joint Fall Conference. State level conference. Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, and Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation. Norman, Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, March) Successful Strategies for Schools to Improve and Prevent Childhood Obesity. Paper presentation that provided information on strategies that schools across Oklahoma and the nation are implementing to improve and prevent childhood obesity. State level. Presented at the 2009 Oklahoma Council on Family Relations 29th Annual Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, April) ). School Counseling and School Educational Leader Preparation Programs: Partnerships in Training Skills in Open Communication. This presentation addressed the need to begin the implementation of a partnership aspect to a school counseling and school leadership preparation program at a four-year comprehensive state university that centers on the need for open communication and the high quality collaboration in two different skill areas. National Technology and Social Science Association Annual Conference. Peer-reviewed scholarly meeting. National level. National Technology and Social Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, April) School Counseling and School Educational Leader Preparation Programs. Paper presentation that provided information on how school counseling and school educational leader preparation programs have partnered to improve communication between these two very important leadership roles. State level. Presented at the 2009 Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Embrace Connections, Enhance Teaching, and Envision Learning,Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, October) Alternative Principal Certification in School Leader Preparation Programs: Developing a Process that Works. Paper presentation that described and explained the process followed for alternative principal certification included in a school leader preparation program. Regional level. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, October) Final Chapter: The Successful Completion of a Partnership and Cohort Group. Paper presentation that described the successful completion of a collaborative partnership and cohort group that prepared quality school leaders. A complete profile and analysis of the cohort group was provided. Regional level. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, October) Preparing School Leaders: A Comparative Analysis using Data to Enhance Understanding of Cohort Learning Groups. Paper presentation that compared two leadership preparation programs that include one partnership and one conventional program by assessment. Regional level. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, October) Dual Roles: Teaching and Learning with Technology in Principal Preparation Programs. Paper presentation that described the relationship between teaching and learning with technology in school leader preparation programs as well as practical ways to infuse technology into each course to provide a solid foundation for future technology and leadership needs. Regional level. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, October) Exploring Cohorts: Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Cohort Groups in Principal Preparation Programs. Paper presentation that described graduate students’ current perceptions and preferences of cooperative learning cohorts in university school principal preparation programs. Regional level. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 50th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, March) Graduate Candidates’ Perceptions of Cohort Groups in Educational Leadership Programs. Paper presentation that provided information pertaining to perceptions candidates have of cohort groups. National level. National Technology and Social Science Association Annual Conference. National Technology and Social Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, October) Analyzing a University Partnership and Cohort Group: Tracking Success. Presented on the educational leadership cohort partnerships and data that tracked the success of our candidates. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 2010, 51st Annual Conference, Regional level. Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, October) Professional Dispositions in a Principal Preparation Program: A Process that Works. Presented on the process of creating dispositions for our educational leadership program and how we use those dispositions with our candidates. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 2010, 51st Annual Conference, Regional level. Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, October) Portfolios, Field Experiences; Professional Development – The Complete Package…Priceless. Presented on the ePortfolio process that educational leadership candidates use and how an educational leadership program redeveloped the ePortfolio for more efficient data analysis. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 2010, 51st Annual Conference, Regional level, Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, October) Classroom Design and Instruction for Principal Preparation Programs: Leading and Learning Opportunities in the 21st Century. Presented on 21st Century Classroom Design and Transformative Learning in an educational leadership program. Presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 2010, 51st Annual conference, Regional level. Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2011, April) Classroom Design and Instruction for Principal Preparation Programs: Reform in School Leadership. Presented on 21st Century Classroom Design and Transformative Learning in conjunction with educational reform. Presented at the National Technology and Social Science Association (NSSA) Conference, National level. National Technology and Social Science Association (NSSA), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2011, November) The Reorganizing and Restructuring of a Program and Department: A Junior Faculty Member Addresses Change and Challenges Throughout the Journey. This paper was accepted to be presented at the Regional level conference and provides information how a junior faculty member manages the changes in his own department and program and includes the challenges and triumphs of these changes. Will present at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 2011, 52nd Annual Conference, Regional level. Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2011, November) The Cohort Partnerships of an Educational Leadership Preparation Program: Dilemmas and Discussions. This paper was accepted to be presented at the Regional level conference and provides information on the problems and successes that occur after several years of cohort partnerships. Will present at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 2011, 52nd Annual Conference, Regional level. Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2011, November) Opening New Gateways to Leadership and Learning: Establishing an International Mobility Agreement. This paper was accepted to be presented at the Regional level conference and provides information on a current proposed program to establish ongoing, mutual international study tours. Will present at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) 2011, 52nd Annual Conference, Regional level, Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2007, October) A Partnership Model of the Preparation of Quality School Leaders. Presented how the process was implemented in partnering with a university, public school, and junior college in the delivery of a master’s degree in a principal preparation program. Presented at the Southern Regional Council for Educational Administration 2007 Annual conference. Regional level. Southern Regional Council for Educational Administration, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2008, July) Effective Leadership for Early Childhood Communities. Active discussion of elementary school leadership and the steps effective principals can implement to ensure the developmental approach in successfully educating the young child to create enthusiastic, lifelong learners. Presented at the Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma 2008 Annual Conference. State level. Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2008, November) Lessons in Partnerships for Principal Preparation Programs. Poster presentation describing and explaining the development of cohort groups in principal preparation programs. Presented at the 2008 Oklahoma Research Day. State level. Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2008, November) Effective Assessments for Partnership Models that Prepares School Leaders. Poster presentation describing and explaining the effective assessments developed and implemented for partnership and cohort models that prepare school leaders. Presented at the 2008 Oklahoma Research Day. State level. Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, February) Transformative Learning in Educational Administration. Poster presentation describing and explaining how I implement Transformative Learning in graduate Educational Administration classes. Presented at the 2009 UCO Leadership Central Transformative Learning Conference, Local level. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2009, November) The Importance of Partnerships for Effective Instructional Leaders. Information was provided to the audience on the importance of partnerships between university programs and public schools. Presented at the 2009 OACTE/OCTP/OATE Fall Conference, State level, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, February) Transformative Learning Benefits School Partnerships, Poster presentation that provided information about the Educational Leadership program and how Transformative Learning is implemented in our public school cohorts. Presented at the 2010 UCO Transformative Learning Conference. University of Central Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, February) Women in Leadership Hit the Class Ceiling, Too! Paper presentation that provided updated information about data on women in leadership and how they continue to experience the obstacle of the glass ceiling. Presented at the First Annual Conference of the UCO Association of Women’s Studies. University of Central Oklahoma.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2010, April). Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: Classroom Design and Instruction as Important Concepts for Principal Preparations Programs. Paper presentation that shared information on educational reform in principal preparation programs, the lack of direction in these reforms for classroom design and instruction, and the direction that we should be evaluating. Presented at the National Learner Centered Teaching Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Langston University.
  • Evans, Cheryl (2011, March) The Under-Representation of Women Superintendents: Is the Glass Ceiling Turning into Wood? Paper presentation describing and explaining the recent strengthening of the glass ceiling for women superintendents. State level. Presented at the 2011 Oklahoma Educational Studies Association Conference, New Frontiers, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.