Kara Ketter, Senior Director, Early Childhood Workforce PROJECT
email@example.com / 317.275.3520
Kara Ketter serves as the Senior Director for Early Childhood Workforce, Indiana Accreditation Project. Kara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Early Childhood, both from Ball State University. She taught in and co-directed part-day and full-time programs and licensed centers, including a NAEYC-accredited program and a Paths to QUALITY™-enrolled program. Kara has worked through the accreditation process as a teacher, supervisor, and director. She previously served as Assistant Director for the Indiana Accreditation Project. She has facilitated workshops on a variety of topics, including the FOUNDATIONS, developmentally appropriate practice, and emotional development. Kara has a passion for serving children, families, and early childhood professionals.
Kathy Maguire, Assistant Director, Early Childhood Workforce Project
firstname.lastname@example.org / 317.275.3534
Kathy Maguire is the Indiana AEYC Assistant Director, Early Childhood Workforce, Indiana Accreditation Project. She has worked with NAEYC accreditation as a teacher, director, and validator. Kathy earned an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Purdue University Calumet, later finishing a master’s degree in Education specializing in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy from National Louis University in Chicago. Kathy has previous experience as a Program Associate providing Quality Improvement Coaching for homes and centers, conducting observations for quality ratings, and assisting programs in achieving or retaining NAEYC and NAFCC accreditation. She has experience as a preschool teacher, center director, and coordinator of after-school programs. Kathy is particularly interested in building early learning systems to sustain quality, leadership and advocacy, and creating better working conditions and standards for early childhood professionals.
Jennifer Moore, Senior Project Coordinator, Indiana Accreditation Project
email@example.com / 317.275.3529
Jennifer Moore serves Indiana AEYC as the Senior Project Coordinator-Paths to QUALITY™. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Indiana State University and a Master of Education in Higher Education and Administration. Prior to joining Indiana AEYC, Jennifer worked in both higher education and early childhood education. Jennifer served as the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Martin University. In this position, she assisted with compliance, quality review, training, and the accreditation project. Prior to working in higher education, Jennifer served as a bookkeeper at an early childhood center in which she assisted with the Accreditation process of the center. She also became a toddler-one’s teacher for a local center in which she assisted with curriculum development.
Cindy Bays, Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 317.275.3531
Cindy Bays serves as an Indiana AEYC Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator. Cindy earned a Master of Education degree from Indiana State University. Before joining Indiana AEYC, she was a Head Start Teacher, Head Start Site Manager, Ivy Tech Adjunct, Non-Formal CDA Instructor, and a Mentor for Paths to QUALITY™. For more than ten years, Cindy has utilized unique approaches and down-to-earth resources to train teachers on a variety of topics. Cindy is active in her local Indiana AEYC chapter and is also a member of NAFCC and the National Head Start Association.
Jackie Bond, Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
email@example.com / 317.275.3536
Jackie graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Home Economics Education and earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University. She has worked as an owner/director of a licensed childcare home for thirteen years, served as the Education Coordinator for the South-Central Community Action (SCCAP) Head Start Program, and taught middle school Family & Consumer Science education. Jackie currently serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach.
Tory Brinson, Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 317.275.3541
Tory Brinson serves as an Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator. Before joining INAEYC, Tory was the Director of a NECPA accredited, PTQ Level 4 facility in Fishers for ten years. She also has multiple years of experience as a preschool teacher with various community-based and school-based programs. Tory comes to us with a B.S. in Kindergarten – Primary Education, Early Childhood Education with a Technology Endorsement from Ball State University. She has truly loved the opportunity to coach her internal staff and looks forward to growing the reach of that work to so many other professionals in the field.
Jennifer Cioni, Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
email@example.com / 317.275.3532
Jennifer Cioni, MS, serves as an Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in Developmental Psychology from Purdue University. She has worked as an Education Coordinator, Director, Assistant Director, and Teacher for early care and education programs that were accredited by NAEYC or NECPA. Jennifer served as treasurer for the Tippecanoe County chapter of the INAEYC for six years. Jennifer is currently a member of the ECE Advisory Committee for Ivy Tech and of Baby TALK in Lafayette, IN.
Dawn Cole-Easterday, Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 317.275.3470
Dawn Cole-Easterday serves as an Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator. Dawn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Earlham College, has completed graduate work in Education from Indiana University and is finishing a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University. She has been a part of the NAEYC accreditation process as a teacher, director, and trainer. Dawn has provided training and coaching for diverse programs throughout the United States as a field consultant for the High Scope Educational Foundation. She sees her role as an Indiana Accreditation Project coach to be a support and resource to teachers and administrators as they continually work together to improve their programs to provide the best for young children.
Carla Gadson, Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
email@example.com / 317.275.3539
Carla Gadson comes to Indiana AEYC with over 25 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and more than 15 years of experience in a classroom setting. Carla holds a M.S. in Early Childhood, and a B.S. in Business Administration. Carla most recently held positions as Assistant Director & Executive Director for the Woodland Child Development Center. In her career of Early Childhood Education, Carla has held several positions: Local Chapter President, Parent Involvement Coordinator, Master Teacher, Lead Teacher, and Assistant Teacher. Carla affirms that her combined years of experience and education has allowed her to embrace the field and its importance through the eyes and mind of her first grandchild. She states that “this is the most humbling and rewarding field anyone could be in.”
Randall Garratt, Ph.D., Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 317.275.3537
Randy Garratt serves as an Early Childhood Workforce Coordiantor. Randy earned a M.Ed. and Ph.D. at Indiana State University in Elementary Education/Child Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. He has previous experience as an education coordinator and director in early care and education programs that were accredited by NAEYC. More recently Randy was employed as the Education Coordinator for 4C of Southern Indiana, and a Faculty Fellow at Ivy Tech Community College-Evansville. He has been a CDA rep since 1989 and has also completed NAFCC observer training.
Betsy Hostetler, Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
email@example.com / 317.275.3538
Betsy Hostetler serves as an Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator. Betsy received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education K-6 from Indiana University Bloomington and has extensive professional development experiences in early care and education. Her recent early care and education experiences include a teacher of preschool-age children and program director for a NAEYC-accredited center in Indiana. As program director, Betsy’s responsibilities included staff professional development, curriculum, and assessment. Betsy has presented at a state and local level on a variety of topics, including The Power of Play, Emergent Literacy-Poetry, Accreditation Basics, and Diversity in Early Care and Education.
Eugena Madison, Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 317.275.3533
Eugena Madison, MSEd. serves as an Early Childhood Workforce Coordinator. Prior to joining IAEYC, Eugena served as a Director, Consultant, and Teacher for over 10 years in licensed childcare centers. Eugena maintained NAEYC- accreditation and several Level 4 Paths to QUALITYTM programs. Eugena holds a master’s in urban elementary education from IUPUI, Bachelor of Art in Education Studies, and Minor in Early Childhood Education. She is an active member of NBCI, Indiana AEYC, NAEYC, IUPUI Equity Institute and GTCD Youth Ministry for 10 years. She takes pride in serving as a voice for quality early childhood and equity education.