“We’re really doing a good job of building people.” – Superintendent Cheryl Turner
At Sugar Creek Charter School, we pride ourselves on cultivating and promoting exceptional educators from within.
When did you first come to Sugar Creek? March 2001
What other rolls have you had at Sugar Creek? Principal, School Director
Why Sugar Creek? I identify with and am deeply committed to the mission of Sugar Creek. I know that a solid educational foundation along with life skills can put a student on the trajectory to change their economic situation. When that happens, the foundation is set to improve the circumstances of future generations. I want to be a part of setting that process in motion for as many families as possible.
Formal Education: BA - University of Maryland - Government and Public Administration, Seton Hall University - MAED - School Administration Gardner- Webb University ABD Ed.D in School Administration
Most impactful educational experience outside the classroom: The non- classroom experience that has most impacted how I functioned as a teacher and now as an administrator was raising a child with mental health challenges. Over those years I not only learned a lot about empathy, but I also became familiar with diagnosis and treatment, medication implications and how to access much needed services and resources. All of this has helped me to understand the need for and value of SEL support in the school. Consequently, at SCCS see these services as essential and are willing to make other sacrifices to include them in our budget. Sugar Creek has 2 social workers, 8 school counselors, and 4 character education teachers. Their work is central to our mission and totally integrated into our academic program.