Dr. Cheryl Ragar

Communities and Culture/Literature Arts Lead

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas Ph.D. in American Studies, May 2008 Bachelor of Science in Journalism, May 1991


Dr. Ragar is an experienced teacher, writer, advisor editor, and researcher. She has taught at the university level (American Studies) and at the middle school level in language arts, social studies, library skills, and math. Her publications include works on the poet Langston Hughes and the visual artist Aaron Douglas. She earned a doctorate degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the same institution. She is a true Kansas Jayhawk, especially in basketball season. In addition to her roots in the Midwest, she adores New Orleans, where she met her partner, Joe, and lived for 7 years.


As the Literary Arts Lead, she’ll be designing a truly unique and challenging curriculum for Wildwood students that will be innovative, inspirational, and a lot of fun. Her doctorate in American Studies will be perfect for this year’s theme of the past, present, and future of the United States of America. Dr. Ragar (or Dr. R) specializes in bringing a variety of teaching materials into her classrooms, including art, video, interactive media, and discussion-based learning. She believes in nurturing the talents of each student, utilizing the learning approach that best allows the individual to grow.

Dr. Cheryl Ragar