Cheridy holds degrees from Eastern Washington University and Andrews University. She earned a Masters in English: Language Emphasis in 2000 in Michigan where she embarked on a journey of teaching adult English Language Learners (ELLs). Her work as a University Writing Center Supervisor also ignited an interest in writing and technology. She then taught ESOL and in a Pre-MBA program at Eastern Washington University for two years. Cheridy has worked at Oregon State University teaching ELLs at INTO and for the College of Education most recently. She has also worked with high school migrant youth over the past few summers in the Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute.
Living in Micronesia for a year and traveling internationally sparked Cheridy’s passion for promoting topics related to social justice and equality. She worked with teachers and students while traveling to Micronesia, Brazil, and Mexico. Her academic interests are in curriculum development, instructional technology, creativity, and issues surrounding culture and language.
If she isn’t teaching, playing with technology, or reading, chances are pretty good she is on a backpacking excursion in South America with her family.