Kathryn P. Cyphers (’07, ’08)

Category: Alumni Promise | Awards

Katie Cyphers graduated from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences with a BS in special education in 2007 and an MSEd in teacher education in 2008.

In 2011, Cyphers started Academics Plus, an education group focused on understanding individual children’s learning profile to help parents identify the best school environment for their child to grow and thrive. After a trip to Sierra Leone in 2015, she recognized an opportunity to share her skills with children in developing countries. With that goal in mind, she founded Education Cures, a nonprofit organization focused on developing and improving teacher education programs in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Cyphers is actively involved in many charitable organizations such as the Rotary Club of Buckhead-Atlanta, where she received the vocational service award and has served two terms on the national board of directors for the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). She is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Secondary Schools Admission Test Board (SSATB), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), American Psychological Association (APA), Women’s Community Bible Study, and the Shepherd Center Society.

In 2017, Cyphers received the Outstanding Community Advocate award from the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. She has served on the CEHHS Dean’s Board of Advisors and as chapter president for the alumni association’s Atlanta chapter.
Kathryn P. Cyphers
2017 Alumni Promise Award Winner