Hi, I’m Cheryl Knowles. I’m a first grade teacher at McKinley. I grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island. I graduated from Rhode Island College with a B.S. in Elementary Education/ Special Education. I have a Masters degree in Literacy from George Mason University and I’m certified K-12 as a reading specialist. I’ve been teaching in Arlington since 1999. I was a second grade teacher for seven years at Barcroft Elementary. I’ve been teaching first grade at McKinley since 2006. When I’m not teaching, I like to travel back to New England to spend time with my nephews, my niece, and my extended family. I am a huge New England sports fan! I love watching sports, traveling with friends, yoga, going to the beach, and finding fun books to read!