As a software engineer, marketer, and executive for computer companies including Digital Equipment Corporation, Apollo Computer, and Sun Microsystems, Cheryl experienced the impact of innovative technologies across industries. It was at Apple in 1992, as the head of the K-12 education division, that she first became involved with technology in education. That experience sparked in Cheryl a passion to help educators integrate technology to create new solutions to the challenges confronting schools today.
Cheryl then joined the founding team and served as CEO of TenthPlanet, a leading developer of multimedia content for elementary math and literacy instruction. Following an exciting period as CEO of Post Communications, an early innovator in email marketing, she returned to Apple as vice president of education products and marketing, heading up marketing efforts for K-12 and higher education. She also served as President of PowerSchool, a leader in web-based K-12 student information systems, and in 2002 Cheryl joined Apex Learning as President and CEO. Drawing on her experience in both technology and education businesses, Cheryl led Apex Learning's efforts to help schools make learning more accessible, relevant, and effective for today's students.
Cheryl holds a B.A. in mathematics from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She serves as a trustee of Wheaton College and is board Chair of the Washington Technology Alliance.