Chesley Cheatham was part of the first Stafford MSD graduating class that started at the District as Kindergartners.
To be completely accurate, Cheatham arrived with that group as a first grader. But she was still every bit as excited as her classmates to make history in May 1995.
“Stafford is a really wonderful place and my fondest memories are being part of the District. I made lifelong friends that I have known since Elementary School.
Today, Cheatham is the Manager of Community Outreach, Patient & Public Education for University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
In that role, she manages a department of “nurse navigators,” who work with patients and their families through their entire experience at the hospital.
Prior to that, she worked in similar positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
When Cheatham was a student at Stafford High, she was Homecoming Queen AND Prom Queen. She was an officer in the Student Council and participated in volleyball, basketball, track & field and band.
She graduated from Sam Houston State University and went on to earn a Master’s Degree from the University of Houston.
Although she has adjusted well to Ohio, she misses Whataburger and still doesn’t like snow.