Thatcher Cherie

Cherie Thatcher photoCherie Thatcher

Special Education Teacher
Barry Elementary

I have been teaching special education at Platte County R-3 since 1999. I taught Behavior/Emotional Disabilities for 11 of those years. I have been working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders for the past 13 years. I have a Bachelors in Elementary Education with certification in Special Education from Missouri Western State University. I completed a Masters in Education degree from Baker University and a Masters in Evaluation and Programming for Autism Spectrum Disorders from Missouri Western State University. I enjoy each and every day with the students I work with. My goal is to create a safe and caring environment for the students to grow and learn independence.




8:30---Arrival, breakfast and morning work

9:00---Individual work Time

9:50---Small Group Specials (Art/Music/PE/Library) 

10:40--Restroom break and Recess

11:00--Morning Circle (Calendar/ELA)

11:30---Lunch Time

12:00--Individual Work Time

1:00---Restroom Break

1:10---Circle time (Language/Social)


2:00--Individual Work Time

2:30--Restroom Break and Snack

2:50---Free Exploration

3:10---Circle Time (Math/Closing)



Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-436-9623


Teacher: Mrs. Cherie Thatcher

BS Elementary Ed. & SPED, MA Ed. & ASD


Mission Statement

We create teachable moments.

We aren't afraid to try new ideas.

We provide positive support with each other and with students.

We will be active and engaged thinkers.

We strive to develop independent learners.

Our 5 Classroom Goals
  1. Functional, spontaneous communication
  2. Strive to minimize the core features and associated deficits
  3. Positive behavior supports
  4. Strive to maximize functional independence and quality of life
  5. Hope to alleviate family distress

Methods of Instruction

Joint Attention Routines

ABA-errorless learning

Whole language units

Play groups

Discrete trials in the natural environment

And much, much more!!!