When Cook took the helm in July 2022, she brought more than 20 years of experience in education, having started her teaching career at Cassidy Elementary. After 11 years as a classroom teacher, she became an administrative dean at Picadome. She remained with our family for five years before becoming principal of Simmons Elementary in Woodford County in 2016. Cook holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree as a reading and writing specialist, both from the University of Kentucky. She earned her principal certification from Northern Kentucky University.