Idaho State Teacher of the Year, 2011
Stefani Cook is from southeastern Idaho. She has been a teacher in the Jefferson County School District for the past 24 years and currently serves as the Professional-Technical Director for the district as well as a full-time Business Education teacher at Rigby High School. Stefani also sidelines as the Electives Curriculum Lead Instructor/Developer for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, Idaho’s online public virtual high school, as well as an online instructor for Brigham Young University-Idaho. Stefani was honored to be chosen as the 2011 Idaho Teacher of the Year. She earned her Master‘s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Idaho State University. Stefani’s greatest accomplishments, however, are her three adorable children (Savannah, age 15, Cooper, age 13, and Saylor, age 10) and one amazing husband. They all seem to keep her very busy. When she does have spare time, she loves to curl up with a good book, travel, and, of course, dine anywhere but her own kitchen.
Member of NNSTOY
We are a network of State Teachers of the Year and Finalists who use our teacher leadership to ensure that every student receives an outstanding education. We do this through our focus on practice, policy and advocacy.We Believe...
- Every student has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of background, race, gender, disability or socio-economic status.
- To achieve educational excellence for all students, we must transform and support the teaching profession.
- It is imperative that we involve our nation’s expert teachers in conversations about improving education.
- Teacher leaders will transform the teaching profession and create, implement and sustain systems to solve our toughest educational challenges.
- We must prepare our country’s future workforce to be competitive in a global economy and participate in a diverse, democratic country.
- Educators must partner with families and communities on behalf of our nation’s children.
Videos of Practice
with Stefani Cook
Motivating and engage students by cultivating authentic communication in your classroom.
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12