Hello! My name is Sherri Walker. This is my third year serving as the Cardinal Elementary principal. I am looking forward to a great year of learning and exploring with our students and staff.

My husband and I have three girls. Kayleigh attends Hawkeye Community College and works two part-time jobs. Eva is in fourth grade and spends most of her time in gymnastics practices, reading, and playing games with family. Stella is in first grade and can be found doing anything outdoors, playing with legos, and building forts.

Our building has a dedicated staff that work hard to ensure the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students are met. We are a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) school that is currently in our second year of implementation.

I welcome you to visit our school. Consider stopping by to eat a school lunch with your child/grandchild. Through our Responsive Classrooms learning, students now eat lunch in our classrooms with their teachers and friends. It is a great experience and has positively impacted our PBIS program.

If you ever have questions or comments, please feel free to stop by, call using 563-652-5157, or to email me at




Cardinal Elementary School
1003 Pershing Rd
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone: (563) 652-5157
Fax: (563) 652-6507

Maquoketa Community Schools
612 South Vermont Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Phone: 563-652-4984