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About Cheryl York McDonough

Cheryl York McDonough has been an English teacher, a humanities chair, curriculum director, school principal (where her newly opened school was named the New Hampshire School of Promise) and most recently the director of a project-based alternative middle/high school. A New Hampshire native, she graduated from Keene State College with a degree in English and completed work on both a principal’s and superintendent’s certificate through Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire.  She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree at Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts where she was one of three editors of the law review.  
Cheryl served as the Chair of the Kensington, New Hampshire School Board and the SAU 16 (Exeter Area) Joint Board.  She has been included several times in Who’s Who Among America’s Educators and Who’s Who of American Women.   She has facilitated thousands of trainings and presented at numerous state and national conferences.  Her work with struggling students has earned her recognition throughout New England and she was invited by Ginny Barry, New Hampshire Commissioner of Education, to be part of the League of Innovative Schools.   Cheryl has been a Collins Education Associate for twenty years.


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