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Teacher Feature: Tammy Cook

October 03, 2019
By Kingsmen Website

In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting some teachers who have joined our faculty in the last two years – and finding out about their perspectives on CHS.

Tammy Cook
B.A., Brown University
Joined CHS faculty last year

Classes taught now and in the past:
Grades 8-12 mathematics; experience teaching pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus; also have experience teaching music and science grades 6-12.

What do you love most about CHS?
Knowing that God has called and assembled such a diverse and talented faculty who are dedicated to serving Him and ministering to the students beyond the academic program.  It's a small school that dedicates itself to excellence. The administration and leadership recognize and value the gifts God has given the faculty members. We are challenged and supported to grow in our craft.

What one word would you use to describe CHS?
Engaging. For me, I've watched the three high school students who transferred from my old school as they thrive here, both academically and in their personal endeavors. The faculty has been quick to find ways to encourage their interests and abilities.

How are faith and learning integrated at CHS?
Cliched, but true... faculty are the "living curriculum,” and as they live out their lives before the kids, God uses them to encourage the students in their faith journeys.

What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I love music, and currently sing in a barbershop chorus. I love to make the connections between music, math, anatomy, and physics.

How would you describe CHS students?
CHS students are intelligent, talented, and dedicated. In the short time I've been here, though, what sets them apart in my mind is their willingness (at all grade levels) to interact with faculty and staff outside of the classroom.

Anything else to add?
The path to my coming here to CHS is a 30-year story with God’s fingerprints all over it. In that time, I have taught alongside colleagues used by God to encourage me and help me to grow as a teacher.

Judy Ryan says:
October 05, 2019 02:07 PM CST

Tammy Cook is a teacher who truly loves what she does and loves God. She is an uplifting, caring instructor