Cherie Leimkuehler

Adjunct Instructor - French

Office: 816-235-1415 ext 4


Prof. Leimkuehler is a native of Lexington, Missouri. Her family is of French/Italian origin, including grandparents from Brittany, France and Brusnengo, Italy. She resides in Lee’s Summit, MO with her husband Bill and two sons. She is an avid tennis player, loves music, and attending K.C. Symphony concerts. She plays flute and guitar and loves to sing. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and camping in national parks. She is an avid Mizzou Tiger football fan and a Marching Mizzou parent. She enjoys traveling to Quebec where Quebec City is one of her favorite places to explore. She recently had the opportunity to go on a whale watching excursion out of Tadussac, Quebec, where she was lucky to see several whales very close up and personal!

Academic credentials

M.A. in French, University of Missouri-Columbia;
B. A. in French, University of Missouri-Columbia;
A.A. Columbia College, Columbia, MO;
Diplôme Annuel de Langue et Civilisation Françaises, Sorbonne, Paris, France;
One year program in preparation for Licence de Lettres Modernes, Université de Grenoble, France;
Rotary International Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1976-1977, at Grenoble University;
Study abroad program at Grenoble University, France, Columbia College.

Professional Affiliations

Foreign Language Association of Missouri since 1989
American Association of Teachers of French since 1998
Alliance Française de Kansas City since 1979