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Music and Band Teacher
Hampton University; Central Michigan University; University of North Carolina Greensboro
Christopher Cook started teaching in 2015 and joined Iowa Connections Academy in 2023. He teaches music and band to students in grades K–12.
According to Mr. Cook, “My band director inspired me to be a music teacher. . . . The most rewarding part of my work at Iowa Connections Academy is seeing students perform.”
“My favorite field trip was when I took my band to the national Independence Day parade in Washington, DC. They represented the state of North Carolina,” reports Mr. Cook. His favorite classroom activity is “talking Star Trek and Star Wars with [my students]. I get to see their personalities come out.”
If there’s one thing Mr. Cook would tell parents thinking of enrolling a child in this school, it’s this: “Try it. Let your child take control of their learning.”
An education at this school teaches [students] to engage, problem solve, and communicate in the work world.
— Mr. Cook
In his free time, Mr. Cook likes to shop and watch TV.
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