Ms. Cheryl began her career at CLMS in the Early Childhood program in 1998.  She returned in 2017 after working at Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology of Aurora University for three years.  She is happy to be back sharing her love of S.T.E.M. education, assisting in the Upper Elementary program. Ms. Cheryl has a BFA from Northern Illinois University and her Montessori training credentials from MMTTC.  In her free time, she loves to travel, bake and spend time with her husband, two children, and dog, Charlie. She also completed the Improv Program at The Second City in Chicago and loves doing after school improv workshops with the Upper Elementary kids.

Favorite quotes about teaching: “The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.”- Carol S. Dweck

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” – Buckminster Fuller