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Subjects Taught
Grade 4

Education

 

  • Reading Endorsement Add On - MRESA
  • Masters Degree - Curriculum & Instruction with an Emphasis in Leadership - University of Colorado
  • Bachelors Degree - Early Childhood Education - University of West Georgia


Experience
  • 2013-Present:  Arbor Station Elementary in Douglasville, GA - 1st & 4th Grade Teacher
  • 2006-2013 : Eastside Elementary in Douglasville, GA - Title I Reading Teacher
  • 1998-2003:  Evans Elementary in Colorado Springs, CO - 1st Grade Teacher
  • 1996-1998:  Beacon Primary in Ft. Carson, CO - K, 1, 2 Multiage Teacher


Bio

Mrs. Lauren Cook Fourth Grade English/Language Arts Teacher

 

I am a product of the Douglas County School System.  I attended Arbor Station Elementary, Chapel Hill Middle School and graduated from Douglas County High School.  I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of West Georgia.  I received my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Colorado.  In 2009 I obtained my Reading Endorsement.  In 2010 I became Orton Gillingham certified at the associate level.      

I have been married to Jonathan Cook for over 20 years and we have two sons, Henry and Charlie.  

I am currently in my 19th year of teaching.  I taught a K-1-2 multiage class for two years in Colorado at Ft. Carson and first grade for an additional five years in Colorado.  After those seven years of teaching I took three years off to move back home to Georgia and stay home to take care of my sweet boys.  I began teaching again in 2006 as a 1/2 time reading teacher at Eastside Elementary in Douglasville.   In 2007 I went back to teaching full time at Eastside as a Title I reading teacher.  In 2009 I was honored as Eastside's Teacher of the Year.  Due to Title I budget cuts I found out my position would be dissolved at Eastside beginning in the 2013-2014 school year so I decided to seek a transfer to another elementary school closer to my home.  I was thrilled to be able to transfer to Arbor Station.  I feel at home at Arbor Station because this is where I attended elementary school (MANY years ago) and where my mom worked for 13 years.  Earlier this year I was extremely honored to be named Arbor Station's Teacher of the year for the 2017-2018 school year.  This year I am excited to begin a new chapter in my teaching career and move from first grade to fourth grade.  I am blessed to be in the position to teach, love and impact such a diverse and talented group of students.  I LOVE MY JOB!