Leah Cook Director of Teaching and Learning-Our Lady of the Visitation School

Life long "Westsider"

-Attended St. Dominic and Seton High School

-Married my high school sweetheart from Elder

-Earned my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati and my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Wright State University

-I have a son who is 3 named Cohen and a daughter named Mila that was born this July. Maternity leave has been so refreshing!

-We reside in Delhi close to both our families!

Work Experience

-2 years as a kindergarten teacher at St. Catharine of Siena School in Westwood

-2 years as a kindergarten teacher and after school care director at St. Jude School

-3 years as a kindergarten teacher at Villa Madonna Academy in Villa Hills, Kentucky (really ventured into the world with this job!)

-2 years as the Director of Teaching and Learning at Our Lady of the Visitation School

Director of Teaching and Learning Primary Responsibilities:

-Coach and collaborate with teachers in grades 1-8

-Hire quality teachers and aides

-Work in PLCs with grade levels and departments to develop quality curriculum

-Engage staff in plans to improve student achievement rates using RTI, differentiation, and enrichment

-Collaborate with colleagues to develop school wide schedules

-Communicate with stakeholders to uphold a positive school environment where students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.

-Boost staff morale for a quality school environment

-Allocate resources and professional development opportunties

-Plan and prep effective staff meetings and in-services

Aspiring Leaders Program: Why me?

-Network with others to learn and prep to be a better leader

-Learning is NEVER ending

-Offer insight using my experiences and prior knowledge

-Passion for Catholic education and student learning

I hope to use this program to help lead and inspire others to become better educators.

Credits:

Created with images by Iqbal Osman1 - "Education" • congerdesign - "colored pencils pen box paint" • geralt - "learn school hands"

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