I am Erin Cook, and I am entering my 16th year as a high school special education teacher in Pleasantville. I also serve as the Assistant FFA Advisor, Co-Sponsor for Student Council, the MTSS TLC position, and substitute bus driver. Not only do I teach at PHS, but I graduated from here, as well as my parents, husband, and children. My husband, Todd, and I live on an acreage and raise horses, cattle, goats, and hay. Jacob, my son, is a sophomore at Central College in Pella and my daughter, Emerson, is a sophomore at PHS.
I would like to continue serving on the PEI board because it is an important organization for Iowa teachers. Having a familiar voice to answer the phone and offer assistance is invaluable, and I know I have appreciated the support I have received from PEI in the 14 years that I have been a member. It is important for Iowa teachers to have a choice in choosing a professional organization to best fit their needs, without breaking the bank. Allowing me to serve another term on the board also offers some continuity to continue the great works of this organization. Thank you!