Cheryl Geyer was selected to receive Lutheran Education Association’s 2014 Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher award. Ms. Geyer is kindergarten teacher and early childhood department leader at Christ the King Lutheran School in Memphis, Tenn. She has also been honored as WREG Television Teacher of the Week in 2013.
Cheryl earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in early childhood education from Concordia University Chicago. She has previously served Lutheran schools in Illinois, Indiana, Texas, and Arizona. She has spoken extensively at teachers conferences and written regularly for Lutheran schools. Cheryl was selected by the Early Childhood Network Leadership Team.
In support of Cheryl’s nomination, one of Ms. Geyer’s colleagues said, “Cheryl is a true professional who makes a difference with children, adults, and Christ the King Lutheran School. Her guidance is motivating to all. She allows Christ to rule her life, and it exemplifies into every aspect of Christ the King [Lutheran School].
She applies her considerable teaching skills in various ways. “Technology is one means. I use lessons from the SmartBoard software or ones that I created from pictures and writing tools. We also use iPads” with a variety of developmentally appropriate software.
Her pastor also supported Cheryl’s nomination. He said, “…her classroom has been filled with music, joy, great education, and a generous overflowing of the Holy Spirit as her kids have learned to know the light of Christ through their dedicated, loving teacher. Cheryl has the gift of presenting our Lord to her students and their families in a winsome way that is shown not only in words but in hugs, smiles, and in going the extra mile to demonstrate her genuine faith in Christ and her thankfulness for God’s grace.” Cheryl commented, “There is no greater joy than witnessing the power of the Holy Spirit at work as the children sing during our daily praise time. Through the gift of music, children have the ability to express their unconditional love for Jesus.”