Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cheryl Derifield

My name is Cheryl Derifield and this is my 21st year as a classroom teacher at Valdez City Schools. Currently, I am beginning my 12th year in Kindergarten, but I have also taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade here at Hermon Hutchens Elementary School. I completed my Bachelors of Elementary Education at the University of Alaska-Anchorage and am certified to teach grades K-8. My Masters work was completed at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. While there, I earned a Masters in Early Childhood Education with additional endorsements in Multiage Education and as a Reading Specialist.