Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education in Elementary Education Planned 5th year in Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts in English Education Associate of Arts in Christian Education

Mrs. Cheryl C. Crane

Cheryl Cundiff Crane, 1st grade teacher;

I have completed the following degrees after high school: Associate of Arts in Christian Education from Kentucky Mountain Bible College, Bachelor of Arts in English Secondary Education from Asbury College, Planned 5th year/Elementary Endorsement from the University of Kentucky, and Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington.  I have completed several continuing education classes including ones focused on meeting individual student needs, using technology effectively in the classroom, teaching reading to beginning learners, and guided math.  

I began my teaching career by teaching K-4 for three and a half years at a parochial child care center in Lexington, Kentucky.   I then substitute taught (including four long-term maternity leave experiences) for two years and taught full-time first grade for two more years in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

For fifteen years, I was privileged to teach at Sand Ridge Elementary in Onslow County, North Carolina.  I am certified to be a mentor teacher and have served in that capacity for several wonderful beginning teachers. It is a joy to learn from as well as encourage them. 

In the 2013-2014 school year I was very happy to join the staff of Northwoods Elementary's new magnet school of innovation and technology.  It has been my privilege to teach 1st or 2nd grade at NWE for the last 10 years.