Meet the Teacher: Cheryl Speer


Full Name: Cheryl Speer

Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio

College: University of Texas at Arlington

For What? Masters degree in English and PHD finished in 2002

Subject Teaching: English 2 & 4

Why? Just connected

Describe yourself in 3 words: Compassionate, selfless, organized

Hometown: Manchester, Ohio

High School: Manchester High School, Ohio

Something unique about yourself: Rancher, gamer, motorcycle enthusiast

Extracurriculars in High School: Softball for 12 years

College: Played volleyball

What inspires you to teach? Wanted to be around kids

Advice to High Schoolers going into the real world: Have a goal to achieve, “Knowledge is power”.

Hobbies: Bee keeping, shows animals, piano, bowling, gardening, cooking/baking

If you didn’t teach, what would you be doing?  Retired/working on her ranch

Role model as a kid: Mother- she was so devoted to her family.

Pets: 9 cows, 16 goats, 6 horses, pig, 4 dogs, cats, and a fish

How long have you taught? 24 years

What school were you at prior? Seguin High School

What’d you teach there? AP English 3 and 4

Why’d you choose Itasca? Near her home and contacted by Mr. Stroud her former principal.