Diversity Outreach & Engagement Chair – Steven Cook

Your Name:  Steven Cook

MoPTA Board of Managers Position:  Diversity Outreach & Engagement Chair

Years Involved in Board of Managers:  3 Years

What does your position do? 

Strive to include everyone into our PTA community regardless of race, gender, and socio-economic background.

Unit/Council, Region & Years Involved:  Walker / Hazelwood / Gateway, 11 years involved

Why are you involved in PTA?  

As a 21-year educator, I see the value in connections between parents and teachers who advocate for our children.  I strive daily to include EVERYONE in PTA decisions that enhance all children’s lives.

Favorites:

Food/Drink:  Grilled Chicken

Season:  Spring

Entertainment (Book, Movie, TV, Band, Music):  Book: Harry Potter; Movie: Wonder Woman; TV: Golden Girls; Band/Music: The Elusive Chanteuse Mariah Carey

Activities/Hobbies:  Watching Movies, Listening to Music

Quote:  “Only love can save this world.  So I stay.  I fight, and I give…This is my mission now.  Forever.” – Wonder Woman

More about you:

Describe yourself in 3-5 words:  Live, Laugh, Love

Healthy Living Tip:  Drink water and walk, walk, walk

What makes you stand out?:  My fantabulous personality

What are you learning this year:  How to include everyone regardless of race, gender, and socio-economic background.

What is a goal you have this year?:  My ultimate goal is to build our diversity.

What is a proud accomplishment?:  Impacting the lives of my students over the years and hearing from them years after teaching them.

Something interesting you’ve done this year:  Won teacher of the year and had a Wonder Woman themed Founders Day table.