Cheryl Carawan

Assistant Teacher, Kindergarten

Golden Pond Teacher since 2016

30 Years of Teaching Experience


After a 30 year career as a preschool and elementary school teacher in Virginia, Minnesota and North Carolina, Cheryl joined the Golden Pond School team in 2016. Cheryl was awarded Teacher of the Year at Plaza Elementary School in Virginia Beach and Lifetime PTA Membership Award. Her love of children began at a young age and she knew she would be a teacher by the third grade.

As a recent empty-nester with three daughters and two grandsons, Cheryl returned to her passion for education. Her heart is dedicated to children in preschool and kindergarten and she is thrilled to be a part of our impressive group of teachers! She enjoys reading to children, traveling, baking, decorating, crafting, and vacationing at the beach.

“I love seeing a child’s light bulb come on when something new has been learned!”

Bachelor of Science

  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Longwood University, VA