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 and began teaching in the WACS system in 1986 as a Kindergarten teacher at St. Mary's. I went on to teach second grade both at Cathedral and St. Stan's.
In 2000, I went back to school and earned my Master's of Education Degree with a concentration on Reading Intervention through St. Mary's University.
This year I am beyond excited to be the Reading Resource teacher for grades 1-4. It was a big change for me to not have a regular classroom, but I am looking forward to helping many children become successful and more confident readers. I will miss the classroom, but I will be able to see everyone while working her at WACS.
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 that is faith filled and our #1 goal is the same, to give your child an education where they will be successful not just in the classrooms but also in life.
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 also a Reading Specialist in Stewartville Public Schools, 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.