Cheri’s family moved to Bend in 2007 from Phoenix, AZ. She is originally from New York state, however– Poughkeepsie, to be exact. Po-keep-sie. Yes, that’s right.
She and her husband Erik (married since 1999) volunteered in schools and with sports as they raised their two children, Andrew and Chelsea (who are now both in college). Cheri enjoyed being actively involved in raising and educating her children and feels fortunate that she could teach part time during those years.
Cheri taught Writing and Reading at Central Oregon at Central Oregon Community College; ESOL at Arizona State University; ELL and GED with Mesa Public Schools Adult Education. Most recently an Education Assistant for grades K-5 for Bend La Pine Schools. All in all, Cheri has over 25 years experience in education!
Cheri is a certified Pre K- 12 teacher for Language Arts and ESOL. She has an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Penn State Univ.) and a BA in English/French with a minor in Writing (Alfred University, NY).
She enjoys learning Spanish and piano, and playing tennis in her free time.