My name is Cheryl Nitz, and this will be my 19th year working in DPS with the M.I.S. center-program. I have a Masters degree in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado and I have worked with this M.I.S. program for the past 18 years. I believe that balancing differentiation and inclusion is the key to meeting our student’s goals and building character in our school community. I value empathy, harmony and positivity and I promise to continue to develop these strengths in myself and encourage these strengths in others.
My journey in education began in Beloit, Wisconsin where I participated in high school sports, coached kids at the local YMCA, and went on to receive my Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. In 1986, I moved to Colorado and have worked with students with special needs as an Adapted PE Teacher, a Special Olympics Coach and now as a Special Education Center-Program Teacher.
In my spare time, I like to visit my parents, brother/sister-in-law and friends in Wisconsin. I am a mother to one son (Devyn-22 years old), a “grandma” to Karina and also have two wonderful cats (Fluffy and Princess). I enjoy playing tennis, camping/hiking, and relaxing at home. I am confident that this is going to be the “best year ever”!