Feature Friday

“Education is the key. There are not many things more important or powerful than education.” These are the words of our award winning educator Dr. Cheryl Ring, a Family and Consumer Science teacher at the Academies of West Memphis. Most days you will find her teaching personal finance to her students. She attempts to always make the sometimes “boring” subject engaging, relevant, and meaningful. Dr. Ring believes, “There are no limits to learning, and each student is a unique success.”


Most recently, the Arkansas Department of Education named Dr. Ring to the list of 13 finalists for 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. However, her accolades are not limited to just that. In fact, during this past school year, she was awarded 1st place in the nation for the 2022 W!SE 100 Best High School Teaching Personal Finance.


Dr. Ring, we congratulate you on your successes and are honored to call you one of our own! For more on the personal finance award and W!SE program, click on the link to the video.