Current title/school? 7th/8th math teacher and cheer coach at Belton Middle School
What inspires you to work in Belton ISD? I've always aspired to work in an environment that makes me feel like I am part of something bigger than myself. That I'm a member of a community whose goal is to better the lives of those in and around it. Belton ISD is that place. There is a sense of pride and unity here that is unmatched and I feel proud to be apart of it.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself. I own a square foot of land at a castle in Scotland. Because I own it, I bear the official title of "Lady Cook".
What was a pivotal moment in your career? A pivotal moment in my career was when I planned my first fundraiser. We were hosting a talent show, and I was in charge of try-outs, rehearsals and show time. It was a pivotal moment for me because it was bigger than just teaching an academic concept. It was teaching but also giving kids the opportunity to show off their talents and skills. It built camaraderie and unity amongst groups who would never otherwise cross paths.
Academics? Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (4-8 mathematics) from Texas State University
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