As an Army wife, it’s not surprising that Math Professor Cheryl Brindle would answer “camaraderie” when asked what she will most miss as she heads into retirement after 13 years at Laurel Ridge.
“At the Fauquier Campus, we’re a tight-knit group down here,” she said. “We see each other all the time. That will be sad. Obviously, I’ll also miss the students who were interested and excited about learning.”
The Pittsburgh native started off teaching GED math classes to military personnel in Germany, which led to her teaching at community colleges, and – briefly – at the high school level.
“My husband was active in the Army, so when we got orders, we just packed up and I went to the next community college and taught classes there,” said Professor Brindle. “I taught all over the country.”
And, she has taught all over the math spectrum, from developmental math to applied calculus. She serves on the board of the Virginia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges as the Virginia delegate to the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
Professor Brindle, who lives in Culpeper County, plans to continue volunteering at Fauquier High School, where she helps out in math classrooms.
Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.