Estelle Cherin grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading and English. She took classes at the University of Pittsburgh towards her Master's degree. Her professional experiences include teaching Kindergarten, third and fifth grade Social Studies and fourth grade Science at Saint Edmund's Academy for three years. After her sons were school age, Estelle resumed her career at the Jewish Community Center where she taught three-year-olds in the preschool for 12 years and four-year-olds in the Amazing Afternoons program for two years. This is her twentieth year at the Children's School.
Both of Estelle's sons are Children's School alumni. Joel, living in Los Angeles, an entertainment writer, is married to Karen Kaplan Solomon, a fashion stylist, and has an eight-year-old daughter. Steven, living in Washington D.C, a criminal investigator for the Federal Government, is married to Keisha Robinson-Solomon, an attorney for the District of Columbia. Steven and Keisha have a son who recently celebrated his third birthday and a one-year-old daughter. All of her grandchildren are a source of great happiness! Estelle's husband, Steven, is a corporate attorney. Estelle enjoys reading, gardening, theatre, travel, the symphony, walking, playing golf, needlepoint and seeing the world through the eyes of children! Estelle and Steve are proud supporters and volunteers for 412 Food Rescue.