Degrees and Certifications:
Baylor University: BS Elementary Education Dallas Baptist University: MA Teaching w/ reading emphasis & MACE EC-4 Generalist 4-8 Generalist EC-8 ESL Supplemental Google Certified Educator
Miss Cara Cook
My name is Cara Cook. I am excited to join the Hightower family this year as a kindergarten teacher! I previously taught 1st grade at another elementary in the district; this is my 10th year in education and working for PISD. I grew up in PISD and am a proud graduate of Plano East.
I am also a proud graduate of Baylor University (sic 'em bears!!!!), where I got my undergraduate degree, before going to DBU to get 2 masters degrees. I've known I wanted to be a teacher since I was little, and I can't wait to share my love and joy of learning with the students of Hightower in hopes that they will become lifelong learners themselves!
I am blessed to have all of my extended family from both sides of the family in the area. In my spare time, I love hanging out with family and friends (esp. my little nephew!), playing games, camping/traveling, and singing/listening to country music.
"Teaching is a work of heart!"