Kelly Dodson Cook

Kelly Dodson Cook, Ed.D.

FALL 2020

We're all hearing the words "out of an abundance of caution" lately. Those words apply to me this "new normal" school year. For the first half of the school year, I will be a Virtual-Option (VO) teacher for Robertson County Schools. What this means is that rather than having students physically present in my classroom I will teach using the Connexus platform. I am still in Room C-105 at WHHHS. I still teach AP Lit and AP Lang in the spring semester. And, I still serve as the adviser of the National Honor Society. 

To the left, please find additional pages for Virtual Option students, AP students, and NHS members. Whoever you are, welcome! I'm glad you're here to visit!


Anywhere but West Virginia called Cook, so when it was time for college she packed up all her belongings into a 1977 orange Vega with a white racing stripe bolting down its side and headed to Middle Tennessee State University to study journalism. Thirty-five years, three college degrees, two education licenses, and one career later, she's now at White House Heritage!

Prior to becoming a teacher, Cook was an award-winning writer, editor, graphic artist, and marketing specialist. Among her list of awards is the 1992 School Bell Award, given by the Tennessee Education Association for outstanding education-related reporting. Interestingly, Cook was also named Distinguished Classroom Teacher of the year by TEA in 2008, making her the only person in the state to have won both awards. Now, she feels it is an honor to share her love of writing and speaking with her students, most especially the ones in Robertson County Schools. 

Cook and her husband have three children: a step-daughter who attends school at Greenbrier High School, a son who is a junior at Maryville College, and a grown daughter who works in Nashville. Decorating, reading, writing, and editing are hobbies for Cook when she's not grading papers, advising doctoral students at Trevecca Nazarene University, serving as an AP Reader, performing ELA Lead Teacher duties for the school system, or working on graduate-level classes for her Gifted Education endorsement.

A self-professed lifelong learner, Cook loves to teach! She is very Patriot Proud!



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