Ms. Cheryl Cardin

Phone: 515-965-9605


Degrees and Certifications:

BA from the University of Northern Iowa MA from Truman State Reading endorsement from Viterbo University

Ms. Cheryl Cardin

Kindergarten Teacher

Hello!  My name is Cheryl Cardin.  I am ready for my sixth year as a kindergarten teacher at Prairie Trail Elementary.  I have also taught first grade at Prairie Trail, Northwest Elementary, and Agassiz Elementary in Ottumwa, Iowa for the past 38 years. 

I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1981 with my undergraduate degree and from Northeast Missouri State (Truman State) in 1987 with a Master's Degree.  In the summer of 2013, I completed my reading endorsement through Viterbo University.  

I had lived in Ankeny since 1991 and love the schools and community!  I have one grown son, Nate, who works in the golf profession.  He and his wife, Melissa live in Farmington, Minnesota.  In February 2017 I became a grandma to their darling twin girls, Emmeline and Lola.  In my spare time, I enjoy babysitting my granddaughters, walking, sewing, tutoring, cooking, volunteering at my church, and spending time with my family and friends.  

I have grown to love and appreciate the inquisitive nature of kindergarthen children!  They are like little sponges soaking up new information!  It is amazing what they learn in the nine months.  

Please feel free to contact me at or by phone at 965-7385.