Madeline Cook
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B.S. Elementary Education, Universit of Kansas
M.S. Elementary Education, University of Kansas
Emphasis in ESOL
Colorado Teaching License

I grew up near Kansas City and studied Elementary Education at the University of Kansas. While working towards my Master's Degree in education, I taught first grade in Basehor, Kansas. I spent four wonderful years there and learned a great deal about child development and the process of learning. My philosophy of teaching focuses on understanding the whole child, and challenging them based on their unique interests and strengths. For this reason, I was immediately drawn to Rivendell Elementary School and applied to become a guest teacher. This experience was so positive, I eagerly accepted a summer position as the enrichment camp coordinator. I found assisting families and answering questions about the school engaging and fulfilling. I'm excited to be the admissions and communications specialist at Rivendell and share with others the power of individualized education and the difference it can make in children's lives.

My husband and I live with our two quirky cats, Penelope and Elise, in Fort Collins. We love all things outdoors, traveling, reading, and wine tasting.