Cheryl Greer Jarman is a member of the Human Development Core Faculty at Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School. She holds the distinction of being the senior faculty member: having recently commemorated over 35 years at Pacific Oaks and Children’s School (As well as the “oldest” Pacific Oaks employee). In addition to teaching, advising, mentoring, troubleshooting and Thesis work, currently, Cheryl is the Chair of the Faculty Senate and The Faculty Coordinating Committee, as well as serving on several Institutional Committees. Prior to Pacific Oaks, Cheryl worked in public schools in Kindergarten, First grade and Third Grade.
Cheryl is well seasoned in the mission, values, philosophy and pedagogy that Pacific Oaks embraces and has taught, trained and supervised teachers in the Preschool, Kindergarten and Primary programs at Pacific Oaks Children School.
Cheryl has been a trainer/consultant, mentor, Commencement speaker and a Keynote speaker at local, National and International levels. Cheryl’s professional highlights include inclusion in Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty, several publications in Child Care Information Exchange Magazine, Early Childhood Today Magazine, The Japanese American National Museum and she is a contributing author to the Anti-Bias Curriculum Guide, published by the National Association for The Education of Young Children. (NAEYC) She has been featured in 2 television programs: “Focus,” hosted by Victor Nawrocki and “Story of a People”, hosted by Louis Gossett, as well as various radio productions. She is affiliated with several civic, spiritual and educational organizations and she is one of two Pacific Oaks professors who have presented at the prestigious, invitational Oxford Round Table Discussion, in Oxford, England.
In her spare time, Cheryl is an accomplished Musician and Choral director and loves to grow flower gardens.
Select Conference Presentations
Greer Jarman, C., Davis, B. (2016) WASC ARC Conference.“ How Can Higher Education Classrooms Keep Up With Society’s Swiftly Changing Definitions of Diversity and Culture?” Hyatt, Garden Grove, CA.
Greer Jarman, C. (2013) National Progressive Educators Network. “Fostering The Evolution of Multiculturalism and Inclusion in Schools. Biltmore Hotel., Los Angeles, CA.
Greer Jarman, C. (2013) Pasadena Unified School District Youth Conference. Keynote- “Creating Safe Places.” Rose Bowl, Pasadena , CA.
Greer Jarman, C. Booze, R., Winbush, O. (2011) National Progressive Educators Network
Greer Jarman,C. Privilege and Entitlement” Across Colors Annual Conference. North Hollywood, CA.
Greer Jarman, C., Booze, R. (2005, July) “Leave No Teacher Behind: A Relational Model Fostering Academic Success of African Conferences American Children.” Round Table, Oxford, England
Greer Jarman, C. (2000 ) AEYC of Europe. Manheim, Germany
Greer Jarman, C. (1998) Samuel DeWitt Proctor Leadership Conference, hosted by Marian Eldelman Wright. “Liberation Theology.” Haley Farm, Knoxville, TN.
Greer Jarman, C. (2007) “The Culture of Play”. Exchange Magazine: Seattle WA.
Greer Jarman, C. (2008) “Teacher Training Manual, Workshops Book, no. 6.” Childcare Information Exchange Magazine: Seattle, WA.
Greer Jarman, C Booze, R. Derman Sparks, L. (1996). “Creating Culturally Consistent and Inclusive Early Childhood Programs for all Children and Families.” Child Information Exchange Magazine: Seattle, WA.
Select Media Productions
Television Program, hosted by Lou Gossett “Story of a People”. Guest Interview
Television Program, hosted by Victor Nawrock. “Empowerment, Equality and Activism.” Guest Interview
Video, hosted by Louise Derman Sparks “Anti- Bias Curriculum.” Guest Interview
L.A. Times Newspaper Article: “Thinking Kids to Think.” Los Angeles, CA.
Select Community Involvement
Mentoring/Consulting Area Schools
West Altadena Re-Development Commission
Faith Works Ministries for Inner City Youth (Consultant)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Select Professional Affiliations
National Association for the Development of Young Children (NAEYC)
California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)
National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)
National Association of Multicultural Educators (NAME)
American Association of University Professors
Anti-Bias Taskforce (Charter Member)
The Southern Poverty Law Center
Oxford Leadership Development