Category: Cook Education Center

Congratulations to all participants in our first ever Jog-A-Thon at the COOK Education Center and Urban Skills Center! A total of 88 students participated in the event last month, raising over $2600 for our schools! On Tuesday, November 9th, an awards ceremony was held to honor the top fundraiser and top lap runner from each COOK Education Center and Urban Skills Center Program. Our Award winners were as follows: COOK Foundations Top Fundraiser: Alec E. Most Laps Completed: Antonio S. (19 laps) COOK Secondary Top

On November 9th, the Urban Skills Center (USC) and COOK Education Center (COOK) hosted our 3rd Annual Alumni Panel. At this event, we invite alumni and/or their family members to come and talk to our current students and families about their post-school experiences. This year we were excited to learn about the transition experiences of four alumni and/or their families from Urban Skills Center and COOK Education Center. Chris, who graduated in 2000 from USC, has been working at SeaWorld for eight years! He is

The Institute for Effective Education (TIEE) has recently obtained I-17 status enabling it to enroll foreign students in its COOK Education Center. After a comprehensive review by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Immigration and Naturalization, TIEE was given the ability to grant foreign student status (I-20) to eligible students. The status has recently been granted to a Pakistani adolescent, who has been enrolled in COOK Education Center’s Secondary Program following an extensive assessment of the school’s ability to educate the student in keeping with

Recommended highly by Carol Nielsen, Head Coordinator of COOK Education Center, Steve Wheless was named The Institute for Effective Education’s (TIEE’s) Professional of the Year for the 2008-2009 academic year. Mr. Wheless was cited as a model staff member, a highly skilled teacher who has been successful working with students who have never before been successful in school, an outstanding coach and trainer of fellow staff members who is often requested as a supervisor due to his high level of skill and his genuine concern

Steven Wheless, special educator in the Foundations Program of The Institute for Effective Education’s (TIEE’s) COOK Education Center, a “model TIEE staff member since 2002,” and TIEE’s 2008 Professional of the Year, was awarded the Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities (CEC-DLD) at that association’s annual conference held at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego in October. The award, which is presented annually at the CEC-DLD Conference, recognizes outstanding professionals who serve students with specific learning