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 now I am presently 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.

I went back to school and earned my Master's of Education 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. My oldest daughter, Heather is married and lives in Altura, She has blessed me with four grandchildren. Bridget was working and teaching in Stewartville, She has blessed me with one grandchild . John is married, blessed with one child and is working in Minneapolis.  And Anthony is living and working in Minneapolis.

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.