Mr. Cook has been an Assistant Band Director at Poplar Bluff Jr. and Sr. High Schools since 2017. Mr. Cook teaches 7th grade percussion, 8th grade percussion, high school percussion and world percussion classes. He also works with the Junior High Concert Band, Senior High Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and the Sho-Me Marching Band. Mr. Cook graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, with a Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education.
Mr. Cook has performed as a member of the Marching Mizzou drum line, University of Missouri Symphonic Band, University of Missouri Percussion Ensemble, and University of Missouri Percussion Studio. Prior to working at Poplar Bluff, he has worked as a percussion instructor for Parkway North High School in the St. Louis area and as a Band Director and percussion instructor for the Belton School District in the Kansas City area.
When not at school, Mr. Cook enjoys hiking, playing sports, watching Cardinals/Blues games, and playing drum set.