My name is Cheryl Wilma. I grew up in Albert Lea, Minnesota. I graduated from Winona State University and moved to Iowa for my first teaching job. While there, I taught 5th through 8th grade. My husband, Jerry is from this area, so I moved here. I began teaching in the WACS system in 1986 as a Kindergarten teacher at St. Mary's. I taught nine years at Cathedral as a second grade teacher and  continued  teaching second grade at St. Stans. I was able to teach first grade for one of the years while I was here at St. Stan's.
This year I am beyond excited to be the Reading Interventionest.  It will be a big change for me to not have a regular classroom, but I am looking forward to helping many children become successful readers, and to help them in any way that I can.  I will miss the classroom, but I will be able to see everyone while working her at WACS.

I went back to school and earned my Master's of Education with a concentration on Reading from St. Mary's University in the year 2000. I continue to take classes and I am excited to share the many ideas and methods with your children.

Outside of school, I am kept very busy with my four children. My children attended WACS and graduated from Cotter.  I truly believe that our school gives our children the tools to be successful.  We have a wonderful community. 

My oldest daughter, Heather is married and lives in Altura, She graduated from Winona State with a Human Resource Degree , went on to get her Master's at the U of M and is now currently in school getting her nursing degree.  She has blessed me with four grandchildren. Bridget was working and teaching Reading in Stewartville Public School, She  blessed me with one grandchild . John is married, blessed with one child and is working in Minneapolis. He graduated with a double major of Finance and Accounting.  And  finally, Anthony is living and working in Minneapolis.He also double majored in Finance and Accounting


I love working at WACS, We are a loving family of teachers who help each other through good times and bad times. I know first hand of the excellent education that WACS and Cotter has to offer. My children were not only prepared for college, but also for life.

 
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