Cheryl Knight

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Alliance Bible Fellowship
1035 NC HIghway 105 Bypass
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Cheryl Annis Knight

Dr. Cheryl Scott Knight is now in the loving presence of her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Cheryl was always honored to proclaim her Christianity and witness her love for Christ. In grace, she is now with Him. Cheryl is survived by her husband Pat, her best friend, constant companion, and love of her life for 58 years. She is also survived by two wonderful sons, David (Zulay) of Boone, and Scott (Sadie) of Johnson City. She is also survived by five fantastic grandchildren, Benjamin Knight, Gabrielle Knight, and Stephen Knight of Boone, and Joseph Patrick Knight, and Jackson Scott Knight of Johnson City, Tennessee. She is also survived by three sisters, Adelle Lynch, Roswell, New Mexico, Luwane Harris, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina and Jeanie Yates of Saint Louis Missouri and niece Shannon Moses of LA California and Annette Berry of Fort Worth, Texas, Luc Harris of Florida, and Lacey of South Carolina, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins of New Mexico, Tennessee, California, and Wyoming. Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents Myrl D. and Corrine Scott and Stepfather Hubert A. Goss. Cheryl was born on November 14, 1945 in Gilmer, Texas, but moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1946. She graduated from Carlsbad High in 1963. While in high school, she received numerous honors, to name a few, most popular in her class, homecoming queen, director of Cavettes, lead role in two all school drama presentations, and National Honors Society. Cheryl honored Pat through marriage on November 22, 1963. The couple resided in Carlsbad that following year, where she attended NMSU Carlsbad branch. They then moved to El Paso, Texas where she attended Texas Western University from 1964 to 1966. In 1966, they moved to Las Crucis where she received her BS degree in Curriculum Instruction with emphasis on Mathematics and teaching special needs children. The next two years she taught special needs children in Las Crucis public schools and they adopted her first son, David Pat Knight. At the end of that year, Pat received his Master's degree and they moved to Midland, Texas where she continued to teach special need children for the next two years. The couple then moved to Greeley, Colorado where Cheryl spent two years teaching middle grade students. She also gave birth to her son, Joseph Scott Knight. In 1972, the family moved to Boone, North Carolina where Cheryl continued her educational career. She taught grades 4-6 at Hardin Park Elementary, 6-8 at Parkways Elementary School where she was assistant principal, principal at Mable Elementary School, and principal of Hardin Park Elementary School. During this time, she also earned her Master's degree in Reading Education at Appalachian State University. She also continued her studies, earning in 1997, the PHD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with her dissertation emphasizing the area of meta cognition. In 1989, she took a position at Appalachian State University in the department of curriculum and instruction, teaching undergraduate and graduate level classes in elementary education. She also directed the program of Adult Profession Development from 1990-2000. She retired in 2012 and was awarded the Professor of Emeritus status. Cheryl's professional achievements are impressive: Appalachian State University Awards: 1992- Outstanding Mentor 2000- North Carolina Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award (Finalist) 2001- North Carolina Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award (Received) 1984- Outstanding Teaching Award- Reich College of Education Watauga Public Schools 1970- Outstanding Teacher, Hardin Park Elementary School 1976- Canadian Study Team, Duke University 1980-82- Teacher Assistant Principal, Park Way Elementary School 1982-85- Principal, Mable Elementary School 1985-89- Principal, Hardin Park Elementary School 1990-2011- Professor at Appalachian State University Publications Video Teaching Reading, the Adult Learner Professional Development, focusing on Teachers of Adult Learners Text Adult Basic Skills and Professional Development Ten Program Manuals: Adult Basic Skills and Professional Development Five Themes of Geography- Integrating lesson plans for teaching geography Book Sharon's Stories- An Adult Learner's Recall of Memorable Learning Experiences Numerous professional academic presentations (local, statewide, national). Also including international presentations in Australia, China, India, Yucatan, England, Spain, Mexico, and Canada. Cheryl was most busy in her professional development, yet she had time to raise a family, travel extensively, and serve her Lord and Savior in everything she did. She was an active member of Alliance Bible Fellowship Church, teaching Sunday School to elementary and middle grade students and young adults. She was also active with the older adult bible study group, teaching study sessions. We will miss her, as will everyone who knew her. We know that she is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The funeral service for Cheryl Knight will be conducted at Alliance Bible Fellowship on October 23st (Sunday) at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends prior to the services from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow the services at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions for Gideons International or the missions program at your church. Online condolence may be shared with the Knight family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Knight family.
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