Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Director of Teacher Education
Office Phone: 252-334-2054
B.S. in Elementary Education, Towson University
M.Ed.. in Elementary Education, Elizabeth City State University
Ph.D. in Education, Capella University
K-9 North Carolina Teaching License
National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist (1998)
Cheryl is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but has lived in Elizabeth City with her husband and family since 1993. She and her husband, John, have three grown children and six grandchildren. They have been married for 35 years.
While John was serving as a pastor at Colgate Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD, Cheryl completed her degree at Towson University and began teaching in Baltimore County in 1991. John accepted a pastorate at Shiloh Baptist Church in Camden, NC, in the winter of 1993. Cheryl began teaching for Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools the following August. She taught there until 2006, when she accepted a faculty position with Western Governors University (WGU), an online university. She taught at WGU until 2009, when she accepted a faculty position at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). While at ECSU, Cheryl taught in the School of Education and Psychology and coordinated the Masters in Elementary Education Degree Program.
Cheryl began volunteering with Wycliffe Associates in 2010 in Education Services. She continues to serve as the English Language Learning (ELL) Global Coordinator for Africa. In this role, Cheryl leads and mobilizes teams of volunteers to various locations in Africa to teach English to Bible Translators. During the last three years, she has spent more than three months overseas leading ELL programs in South Korea, Cameroon, Chad, and Tanzania.
Cheryl’s publications include her dissertation, Hearing new voices: Novice teachers' experiences with high-stakes testing in mathematics and reading, and “Does Your Frog Speak Korean?”: Challenges of Teaching English to Korean Speakers. Cheryl has also written and revised numerous curricula and education programs in her work with Wycliffe Associates and at the universities where she has taught.
She is a member of ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.