Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Cheri Watkins
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) from Fordham University in New York City. Certified by the State of South Carolina to teach English to grades 7 through 12. Recently returned to the education profession after spending more than a decade as an editor and writer in Northern California and Southern Nevada, and 3.5 years caregiving for a WWII veteran with dementia (my granddad). My work as an independent creative professional also included acting, modeling, and event planning.
I have experience teaching high school and middle grades in both urban and rural, underserved communities. Other specific skills range from implementing accommodations for special needs students to differentiating instruction for diverse learners.
Having lived in all four corners of the U.S., and traveled to 31 states and 14 countries, I offer tolerance for different cultures and a deep appreciation for the global society in which we live—as taught through the lens of English language, literature, and composition. My teaching philosophy is student-centered and based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences advanced by Howard Gardener.