Meet Mr. Cook

"I define myself as a teacher who is determined, responsible, adaptable and compassionate”

Each of these values lend themselves uniquely to my chosen profession of an educator. As an educator, I possess the ability to carry out various roles a classroom teacher must possess to be a dynamic facilitator. I look for opportunities to be a mentor to students as a means to foster effective student teacher relationships that assist in creating a safe holding environment for learning and achievement to prosper. I am an effective collaborator by displaying a keen understanding of the responsibility I have to each stakeholder whether they are students, administrators, fellow faculty or guardians.

Education

  • Elmhurst College, B.A. in Theatre and Minor in Social Work
  • Concordia University Chicago, M.A. in Teaching
  • Aurora University, Gifted Education Seminar
  • University of Illinois, Ed.D. in Learning Design and Leadership (in progress)

Endorsements

  • Illinois State Professional Educators License
  • Learning Behavior Specialist I
  • Language Arts, Social Science and Theatre/Drama
  • Google Educator Level II
  • Google Digital Citizenship and Safety 

Community Service

  • Wattsability Disability Awareness
  • Wolverine Theatre Company
  • May Watts 30th Anniversary Committe

Experience

  • Joined IPSD 204 in August 2015
  • Previous education experience in Districts 93 and 16
  • Taught third grade in District 16
  • Student teaching in third grade classroom completed with District 16

Resources

Scholastic Ordering

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5CK Super Star Values

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Curiousity