Guam – Cheryl Sangueza is the newest addition to the faculty of the School of Education at the University of Guam.
Sangueza holds a Ph.D in Teacher Education with an emphasis in Science Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also holds an M.A. in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, and is a proud graduate of the University of Guam with a B.A. in Secondary Education, General and Earth Science.
While pursuing her doctorate, she participated in several National Science Foundation funded research projects that explored pre- and in-service science teaching. Her current research interests include science teaching self-efficacy, mentoring, and the professional development of science teachers. Her dissertation title is Pre-Service Elementary Science Teaching Self-Efficacy and Teaching Practices: A Mixed-Methods, Dual-Phase, Embedded Case Study.
Raised on Guam, Sangueza taught at several local schools including Saint Anthony Catholic School, F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School, Commander William McCool Middle School, and Simon Sanchez High School. She also taught in alternative charter schools in New York City and Washington State.
Beginning in the Fall 2010 semester, she will teach Secondary Education courses, supervise student teachers, and serve as the Program Coordinator for the B.A. and M.Ed. programs in Secondary Education.