Laura Cook, 2021-2022

SEMS Teacher of the Year Winner, 2021-2022

Ms. Laura Cook

Laura Cook
8th grade ELA


  • BS English Education, Florida State University
  • MEd Reading Education, Georgia Southern University


Mrs. Laura Cook is in her twelfth year of teaching ELA. She has split her time between middle school and high school both here in South Effingham as well as in Tallahassee, FL but is very glad to be part of the SEMS Mustang family! She has been married for seventeen years to Reid Cook and together they have three Marlow Mustangs: a fourth-grader, Maddox, and twin first graders, Emerson and Davis. The Cook family also loves our furry family members, our golden retrievers Chief and Magnolia! Mrs. Cook loves spending time with her family, as well as reading, running, baking, and cheering on the FSU Seminoles!

Mrs. Cook believes fully that each student is wired with a gift that only he or she can contribute to class, without which we are all missing out. She hopes to see each student thrive in ELA this year!