Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to 4th grade! I am looking forward to an exciting year full of learning and growing for all us in our learning adventure together.

I hold a master’s degree in elementary education along with my Learning Behavior Specialist and English Language Learner endorsements and content specialities in language arts and social science. Most recently, I completed the gifted education seminar presented by the Illinois State Board of Education as part of my ultimate goal to have the skills, knowledge and tools to work with students at all levels.

My goal is to create and encourage a democratic learning environment that empowers my students through a productive, interactive learning environment through a system of respect, cooperation and trust. I aim to create and maintain an open line of communication between everyone in my students’ lives. If you ever have any questions, concerns or other thoughts, please feel free to email me directly at

In addition to my website, you can also visit the Fourth Grade team website at, where you will also find our newsletter, the Fourth Grade Feature. Look for the first issue of 2018-2019 soon.


Mr. Cook