bout Your Teacher:
My name is Mrs. Cheryl Jacques. I am so excited to be teaching 3rd Grade again this year! A little about me, I have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-6th grade from Florida Southern College. I also have my Master's Degree from the University of South Florida in Reading K-12. I have my ESOL Endorsement and my Reading Endorsement as well.
This is my 15th year at Sikes and all of which I have taught 3rd grade. I love working with 3rd graders & love to instill a love for learning in my students.
I have been happily married for 21 years to my wonderful husband, Bob, who is a Nurse Practitioner for Trauma at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. We have two children, Amber, 27, who is beginning her teaching career at R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School teaching Kindergarten and Justin, 25, who recently finished his time with the US Marine Corp serving over in Okinawa, Japan and is trying to adjust to the civilian life. I also have "8" furry children (2 Yorkies & 6 Shelties pictured below), a Russian Tortoise, 6 Bearded Dragons, 7 Australian Tree Frogs, 1 hedgehog, 3 Panther Chameleon, a Veiled Chameleon, an Ornate Uromastyx, an Australian Blue-Tongue Skink, a Crested Gecko & 2 sugar gliders. I am an active member of my church, Scott Lake Baptist Church, singing on the praise team, choir, solos, & I am a part of the Florida Baptist Worship Choir and Orchestra. I have a wonderfully "FUN" hobby of taking pictures of just about anything. I recently came in runner-up in a photo contest for one of my wildlife photos (see below). I spend a great deal of my spare time out at Circle B as one of their volunteers either working at the Nature Center Front Desk or helping with their educational programs there. I also run the 9-15yr old A-Z Nature Camp during the summer. I am the yearbook editor for the Sikes Elementary School Yearbook, so you know that your children will definitely be in the yearbook.. I also love to travel and have been fortunate to travel to such places as Italy, Greece, Australia, Turkey, Ireland, England, & Malaysia. I have a bucket list of places & things that I would like to complete as well, of which 2 things have been marked off; I was a soloist in the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia & sang in Carnegie Hall in NYC. The world is full of opportunities, we just have to grasp them!
My family including the "fur kids".
Peter, one of my Bearded Dragons
Rosie, the Russian Tortoise
- My newest Sheltie, Penelope Rose.
Laverne & Shirley, my sugar gliders.
Two of our 7 Australian Tree Frogs
Malibu, our Cinnamon Hedgehog
King Arthur, Our Veiled Chameleon