Welcome to Mrs. Cook's classes!

     The 2017 - 2018 is my 22nd year teaching and my 14th year in the Winthrop Harbor School District.   Aside from teaching, I am a clarinetist in the North Suburban Wind Ensemble and the Waukegan Band.  I am also a board member of the Waukegan Band Foundation that supports the Waukegan Band.  
    This year, I am teaching band and choir at North Prairie as well as 6th & 7th grade PE, 7th grade Fine Arts, and 5th - 8th grade Library. 
    I have a Bachelor in Music Education from DePaul University, a Masters of Music Education from Northwestern University, and a Master in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.  Throughout my years, I have taught band and orchestra to children in grades four through eight; general music and choir to students in grades three through eight; 7th grade Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies; PE to students in kindergarten through eighth grade; and Library to grades five through eight.  
    When I am not in school, I enjoy reading, cooking, gardening, and spending time with my three children.
     Dierdre Cook
    Contact Information:
    Dierdre Cook
    North Prairie: 847-731-3095
    Mobile: (224)789-3096 (Google Voice) - can text or call 
    dcook@sta.whsd1.org (best method to contact me)
    dcook@whsd1.org (alternate email contact)