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Mrs. Cheryl Winsor

A little about me:  I am originally from Florida and moved to Georgia in 1998.  I currently reside in McDonough with my wonderful husband and have two beautiful grown children--a daughter who is a high school math teacher (and a wonderful son-in-law), a son who designs online curriculum and training for a medical company, and have 3 beautiful grandchildren.  When I am not at school, you can find me reading, gardening, baking, spending time with family--especially those grandkids--and friends, exploring new places around Georgia, or at my church.

Although I have been teaching for as long as I can remember, I actually started out as a legal secretary, became a full-time mommy, and then became a paraprofessional (teaching assistant) and worked with special education students in Florida and later with 1st grade at Morrow Elementary in Clayton County.  I eventually earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Mercer University and began teaching 3rd grade at Morrow Elementary. I moved to Henry County schools in 2006 and taught 1st grade at Unity Grove Elementary until Rock Spring Elementary opened in 2008.  I was a 1st grade teacher at RSE until I began teaching in the Early Intervention Program (EIP) in the fall of 2013.  I  love working with small groups of students in reading & math through the EIP program! 

My philosophy of teaching can be summed up by one of my favorite quotes: "I cannot teach anyone anything.  I can only make them think." (Socrates)  Every day I attempt to do this by providing high expectations for all students and then giving them the support they need to reach those expectations. I believe it is a teacher's responsibility to foster a love of learning in all children by instilling the belief they can achieve those high expectations, become life-long learners, and do great things as long as they keep an "I CAN" attitude. I count it a privilege & a blessing to work with our fantastic students and staff here at Rock Spring!  Go ROADRUNNERS!!

Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions or need assistance in helping your child succeed here at RSE.