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Subjects Taught
First Grade


I received a Masters Degree in Adminstration and Supervision from

Middle Tennessee State University in 1994.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education

 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1987.

I graduated from Sequatchie County High School in 1983.


1987-1994 Whitwell Elementary School

  • 1987-1988 Third Grade (1 year)
  • 1988-1990 Kindergarten (2 years)
  • 1990-1991 Second Grade (1 year)
  • 1991-1994 Kindergarten (3 years)

1994- 2001 Crossroads Elementary

  • 1994-1995 Second Grade (1 year)
  • 1995-2001 Kindergarten (6 years)

2001-Present Whitwell Elementary

  • 2001-2015 Kindergarten (14 years)
  • 2015 First Grade


I have lived in Sequatchie County since the age of three.  My parents are Norman and Dean Cookston.  My husband Gary and I were married in 1987.  We have two children.  Our daughter, Taylor, graduated from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee with a degree in history. She is currently teaching eighth grade Social Studies at Whitwell Middle School. She is the assistant softball coach at both the middle and high school. Our son, Logan, is a sophomore at Tennessee Tech majoring in Manufacturing and Engineering Technology.

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