Mrs. Cook joined the St. Raphael School staff in 1998 and teaches Physical Education and Health to all of the students at St. Raphael School. She is also the Athletic Director coordinating the school’s DuPage Parochial League schedules for 5th – 8th grades Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball and Track & Field teams. Mrs. Cook is a St. Raphael School graduate herself having attended the school from 1st-8th grades. She then attended Benet Academy for high school so had a strong Catholic education upbringing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Coaching Emphasis from Western Illinois University. Her first teaching position was at her alma mater, Benet, teaching Freshman and Sophomore Phys Ed for seven years. Mrs. Cook was also a personal trainer at the YMCA for 10 years.
Mrs. Cook has been married for 39 years and has two children who also attended St. Raphael School and Benet Academy. She is blessed with three grandchildren. Mrs. Cook is currently a Hospitality and Eucharistic Minister at St. Raphael and has been for 20 years. As a school parent she Chaired the annual Gala fundraiser and enjoyed being active at the thriving school. To say Mrs. Cook enjoys and cherishes her St. Raphael history and love of Catholic education and teaching children to be healthy and active would be an understatement. St. Raphael is blessed to have her.