Phone: 573 842 2443


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Psychology, Cameron University M.S. School Counseling, Kansas State University

Mrs. Cherie Gaono

Welcome to my webpage and thank you for visiting! I am Cherie Gaono and this is my seventh year at Waynesville High School in the Counseling Department. I am very excited to be the school counselor working with12th grade students, whose last names begin with L-Z. A proud graduate of the Waynesville School District, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Cameron University and a Master of Science in School Counseling from Kansas State University. As an Army Wife, I had the tremendous opportunity to live and travel throughout the country and even be stationed overseas in Europe. However, there's no place like home, so we returned to Waynesville to retire from the military and be near family.

I look forward to collaborating with students, teachers, parents, administrators and the community to ensure a successful 2023-2024 school year for all! Please contact me if I can be of any assistance to you. 

My mission as a professional school counselor is to create and maintain a safe, welcoming environment that fulfills the academic, social, and emotional needs of all individuals so they may become lifelong learners who continuously improve to meet the challenges of an ever-changing society.

Last Modified on August 11, 2023