Cheri Kienitz graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science Education in 2004.
She began her teaching career at Woodland High School in the fall of that year. She received her Master of Arts degree in Teaching History from Piedmont College in 2014. She received her AP training at the Summer Institute in 2016 at Kennesaw State University. She began teaching AP Human Geography in the spring semester 2017.