Hello, my name is Deena Cook. I am the kindergarten teacher at SMS. I am a teacher with a masters in education. I am so excited to begin this new year. A little bit about me. I decided to stay home when my first daughter was born. I knew that I would be her first teacher and this job was a new adventure. I am an author of three children’s books. Pinky and Peanut are two girls who go on adventures and learn life skills. The gift of writing has allowed me to travel and meet many young readers. I am a mom of 5 and have absolutely loved this job more than I ever imagined. They fill my soul and teach me daily. I have loved tutoring them after school and being a part of their everyday lives. I have a strong love of God, of learning and volunteering. I find that I am happiest when I am learning. Spending time researching not only opens my mind but keeps my love of learning strong. I am constantly singing. (I sing in a choir) My House is filled with learning, love and laughter. I hope to show children how exciting it is to learn and how much fun school can be. As we start this new school year, I want each child who enters my room to know they are loved and will succeed. I am here to help them grow both academically and spiritually. I can’t think of a better job. This is a year of new adventures and exciting journeys. Know I will take care of your children and help them to reach for the stars. Xxoo-Deena Cook
I was born in Connecticut.
I was raised in Washington from 9 years old on.
I have five children from Kindergarten to college. Wow!!!
I have one 90 pound dog named Charlie.
I have two cats named Figaro and Mia.
I love Broadway music!
Disneyland and Maui are my two favorite places to go with my children.
I write children books.
I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up!
I love God so much!
I love Starbucks, popcorn and chocolate.
I want people to always know I loved them for who they were.
My favorite quote is, ” Never met a man I didn’t like.” (Will Rogers)