Mrs. Cook

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Mrs. Cook

16 years ago I started my teaching career in the South Bronx after graduating from Columbia University with Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. At Columbia I was part of the varsity track team as well as spent two years researching the mechanism of Macular Degeneration. I was also actively involved tutoring inner city high school students through Columbia’s Double Discovery Center, which is where I discovered my love of teaching.

After graduating Columbia, I was accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellows program that is a partner of AmeriCorps. I spent two years in the program teaching Chemistry and Biology at Hostos Lincoln Academy of Science. During this time, I also completed my Masters in Science Education at The City College of New York.

In 2006 I returned to my native state of Ohio and joined New Albany Plain Local Schools. I am currently in my 12th year teaching Chemistry in the district and am also the advisor to Key Club. In 2009 I completed training in Modeling Instruction though The Ohio State University and have been working since then with our chemistry department to develop modeling curriculum for our different levels of chemistry. In 2016 our AP Chemistry class also developed a partnership with Denison University to allow our students access and exposure to a collegiate laboratory environment and instruction by their chemistry faculty. Outside of teaching I spend my free time on adventures with my husband and our two little boys. 

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