Mrs. Cheryl Couch has been named as the Associate Vice President of Distance Learning at Barclay College.  She spent her earlier years in Mustang, OK, but later moved to Attica, KS, where she met her husband, Mike, of 28 years.  She has taught Elementary Education at a variety of schools, including the Derby Public schools and Roundtree Christian Academy, on the campus of Maude Carpenter Children’s Home.

For the past three years, Cheryl has been the Early Childhood Coordinator and Instructor at Barton Community College.  She earned a master degree at Wichita State University in Early Childhood Special Education.  Cheryl said, “Early Childhood Special Education is my passion and has meant the world to help families.”  Through answered prayers and Cheryl’s knowledge of education, her youngest daughter, Amanda, had special needs, but is now in several honor programs at Pitt State University.

Cheryl’s Husband, Mike, is the Superintendent of schools for the Haviland school district.  Cheryl’s middle daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Dan Bloom, have recently relocated here from Minnesota.  He is the construction manager of the Shooting Star Wind Farm south of Mullinville.  They have a three month old daughter, Evey, whom Mike & Cheryl are delighted is now in Kansas with them, and Melanie stays home with her. Her oldest daughter and son-in-law, Chanda & Jared Bollman, reside in Wakita, OK where she is the Farmer’s Grain elevator manager and he is a farmer and rancher. 

Barclay College is proud to introduce you to its newest faculty member and looks forward to strengthening the teacher education degree program with state accreditation in the near future.

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