My name is Sherman Scott Cheek and I go by Scott. I was born on March 8, 1974, and raised in the southlands of Chicago, i.e., Joliet, Illinois. I went to Joliet Central High School, graduated early but walked with my Class of 1992, joined the Marine Corps Reserve before joining Active-Duty Marines and going overseas to Japan (both mainland and Okinawa), Australia, and to the Middle East (Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran). I returned to the Continental United States (CONUS) before getting out of the Marines in 1999 and remained in California. I moved to Arizona in 2001 and attended Arizona State University for a half semester and transferred to a smaller school (Remington College) earning my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Law in 2005. I worked in several different venues, i.e., Juvenile Detention Facilities, Adult Prisons, County Jails, and Casino Gaming Regulation (Surveillance and Compliance Auditing).
It has always been my desire to become a teacher but my roads took me here the long way so I could learn through life experiences and share those experiences with my students. Not only have I obtained a wealth of different career experience knowledge, I have also had the opportunity to create relationships with friends I hope last for a long time, if not forever.
I have three (3) children; my oldest daughter (28) lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with my two (2) little granddaughters. I have an eighteen (18) year old daughter who just graduated Vista Grande High School and one (1) son who is currently a Junior here at Casa Grande Union. I have a fiancé/wife (we have been together for nearly ten (10) years).
I am here at CGUHS as part of that dream to teach here and make a positive impact on the students and help create the leaders who will be signing my Social Security check one day in the near future.