A free, public K-12 charter school with locations in rural communities of Utah!

Cheryl Mietchen


Cheryl Mietchen

Special Education Director

I was born and raised in Utah. Both of my parents are retired educators and have held leadership positions in the educational community. I come to Athenian Academy with 19 years of experience in a variety of educational settings.  My greatest strength and experience is in the area of Special Education.

I began my pursuit in the field of education at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where I received my B.A. in elementary education with a minor in English. From there, I attended The University of Utah where I received my M.Ed. in Special Education. Shortly after, I finished a certificate in Early Childhood Special Education at Utah State University and an Administrative Certificate from Southern Utah University.

I have held many positions in public and private school settings which include; Special Education Director, Principal, Preschool Director, 504 Coordinator, ELL Coordinator and Testing Specialist.  Adjunct Professor in Special Education at Snow College, Ephraim, UT.

As the new Special Education Director of Athenian Academy, I look forward to working with school staff and families to meet the needs of our scholars with disabilities.