Phone: (912) 754-6404
Degrees and Certifications:
Kennesaw State University, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science Kennesaw State University, Masters of Science in Exercise and Health Science: Concentration Exercise Physiology GACE: Special Education General Curriculum GACE: Special Education Adaptive Curriculum
Ms. Samantha Cook
Hi! My name is Samantha Cook. I relocated in July of 2022 to Effingham County from the beautiful north Georgia mountains, where I lived my entire life up until that point. I now live in Rincon, Georgia. I have a wild and crazy Shih Tzu puppy named Aurora Rose. We love going on long walks together. I also enjoy spending time with my family and particularly love being an Auntie, or "Tee" as my niece Lottie has started calling me. We are all HUGE Disney fans! You'll find us at Disney World or on a Disney cruise as often as we can manage, which is never often enough!
I worked in healthcare for over 15 years and began my career in education in 2022. I hold a bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University and also obtained my Masters of Science in Exercise and Health Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from Kennesaw State as well. I spent a year attending seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas between those two degrees and hope to finish that masters' degree one day as well.
I have felt a passion for special needs for many years and haven't been quite sure how that would fit into my life until the opportunity to teach at ECHS presented itself. I have worked with the special education program while in high school, and have been one of the caregivers for family friends with significant special needs for many years. With my background in healthcare, as well as these opportunities and passions, I feel that I am in the perfect place to serve my community and be able to love on and care for the very special children that will pass through my room over the years. I feel blessed to have been given such an important opportunity to show children who can so easily be overlooked that they are important, loved, special, and capable of so much more than they are often given credit for! I look forward to many, many more rewarding years to come!
7:50 AM - Student Drop-Off Begins
8:20 AM - 1st Period Bell (Students arrive to classroom and eat breakfast. Backpack checks. OR proceed to elective with paraprofessional assistance)
9:15 AM - 2nd Period Bell (Students with 1st Period elective arrive to classroom and eat breakfast and backpacks are checked while alternate students proceed to the elective courses with paraprofessional assistance)
10:10 AM - 3rd Period Bell (Students begin Unique adaptive curriculum, one-on-one work with teacher, DT Trainer, News 2 You, work on IEP goals, etc.)
11:05 AM - 4th Period Bell (Students continue Unique adaptive curriculum, one-on-one work with teacher, DT Trainer, News 2 You, work on IEP goals, etc.)
12:00 PM - 5th Period Bell (LUNCH in classroom. Walk/Outside or Gym Socialization with other SPED Adaptive Classes.)
1:55 PM - 6th Period Bell (Students continue Unique adaptive curriculum, one-on-one work with teacher, DT Trainer, News 2 You, work on IEP goals, etc.)
2:50 PM - 7th Period Bell (Snack Time, Student backpacks are packed and students are prepared to load cars, busses, etc.. Students are taken to designated locations at appropriate times.)
*Restroom breaks are provided at regular intervals for all students.