Following her original goals, Cherry continued to pursue the doctoral degree she had put off for so long. Cherry enrolled at the University of Phoenix in June 2006. Once again, her doctoral dreams would be delayed. Right before losing her mother in 2009, Cherry had completed the doctoral coursework and part of her dissertation. In order to support her family, Cherry put her focus into developing Success By Design Learning Center by building her clientele and working even harder to help her students meet their academic goals.
In 2014, Cherry was asked to work with Directed Studies in the Discovery Center at Northlake Christian School. This service provides alternative education for students to achieve their high school diploma through creative curriculum management. Working with children has always been Cherry’s passion and she will continue to create an environment where children can learn and create and grow.
Cherry Smith is also a certified proctor for Brigham Young University, Bob Jones University, and ACT with expertise in administering with special accommodations. Cherry is currently completing her dissertation to complete her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction.
In her spare time, Cherry loves to read, participate in writer’s groups, goes to movies, enjoys local cuisine, cooks, and attends church.