Bachelor of Education (Adelaide University), Masters in Educational Leadership (University of Canberra), Grad. Cert in Dance Education (University of Technology, Sydney), Grad. Cert in TESOL (University of Canberra). Cheryl has taught English, Dance and Drama in NSW and ACT schools for over forty years. Over the course of her career, she has received many excellence awards, the most recent being ACT School Leader of the Year (2019), for her leadership role as Artistic Director and Production Manager of Step into the Limelight, the Education Directorate's arts showcase for ACT public schools.