Cheryl Krafka is the Regional Coordinator for CPM Educational Program in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Throughout her forty-one years in education, she has been a middle school and high school classroom teacher and instructional math coach for grades 4 through 12. Cheryl believes that all students can be successful in algebra and geometry, with the understanding that not all students learn mathematics in the same way. Mastery should be expected overtime, not the first time a concept is introduced. Her greatest joy in teaching was to see struggling students find success in mathematics.