Trish Cook

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Trish Cook

Hi! My name is Trish Cook.  I am very pleased that I am beginning my second year at Ballentine as a kindergarten teacher.  I began my career in Virginia.  I graduated from Longwood College in 1991 and started teaching special education in Manassas, Virginia. I eventually moved into the regular classroom as a third grade teacher and then fourth grade teacher.  During this time I also received my master's degree in education from George Mason University.  I stayed at the same school for 23 years before my husband and I made the big move to Fuquay Varina in 2015.  We chose a house that just so happened to have an elementary school in the neighborhood so naturally I felt Ballentine would be a good fit!  I have been absolutely happy here ever since. 

I love to read and enjoy spending time with my two dogs- Bella (a hound mutt) and Sophie ( a beagle).  Students in my class get to hear lots of entertaining stories about these two dogs!  If I won the lottery I would also spend a lot of time traveling- I have had the opportunity to visit places like Ireland, Germany, Holland, France, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, St. Maarten and even Australia but there is a lot more I would like to see. 

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My mission as a kindergarten teacher is to provide awarm, nurturing environment where eery child feels an important part of a classroom community.  At the end of the year I want my students to be prepared for first grade, filled with many positive and cherished memories of their year in kindergarten.