My name is Scott Cheek. 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 in November 1991, joined the Marine Corps Reserve before joining active-duty Marines and going overseas to Japan (both mainland and Okinawa), Australia, and 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 and Remington College earning my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Law. I worked in several different venues, i.e., juvenile detention facilities, adult prisons, county jails, and the Casino Gaming Regulation (security, surveillance, gaming regulation, 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 experiences, 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 lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with my two (2) little granddaughters. My youngest daughter is 19 and my youngest son just turned 17.
I am here at CGUHS as part of my dream to teach and make a positive impact on students and help create the leaders who will lead us into the future.