Cheryl Mitchell Retires

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Students and staff at East Meadows are sad to say goodbye to a great teacher. Cheryl Mitchell has been teaching 4th- grade students at East Meadows for 5 years and will complete 29 years of service altogether. Of her career Mrs. Mitchell remarks, “I am always excited to see the sparkle in a student’s eye when they realize and understand the concept that is being taught. But my greatest moments in teaching are when students teach me an idea or thought by saying, ‘This helps me remember by. . .’ It is such a fantastic idea that I regret not knowing it earlier in my career. But most of all, I want children to understand the importance of honesty, responsibility and love of family and country. I can’t think of any other profession that would have given me the fulfillment that I have experienced in my teaching career.”

Mrs. Mitchell has planted fond memories for many students. Lorin Wyss and Courtney Andersen loved hearing her stories. Megan Vehar and Megan Graham said, “She’s one of the nicest teachers ever.” Jarom Jones “liked that she was funny and cracking jokes all the time.” Amanda Graham said she was great at teaching math. Haygen Emerick said, "She made it easier with math and all that stuff she taught us. She's pretty cool and funny." Tyrell Emerick said, "She's the best teacher in the world." Jackson Rich loved having a teacher that liked sports! Amberly Perrins said, “Mrs. Mitchell explained things so they were easy to understand. She made Pioneer Day fun. It makes me sad that she’s not going to be here next year.”

The staff at East Meadows wishes her well and is certain she will continue to have a positive impact on children and others she associates with.