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Early Education:   Ridge View Elementary and Central Elementary - Rockwood, Tennessee

Secondary Education:   Rockwood Junior High and Rockwood High School Class of 1976

Post-Secondary Education:  Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental)   Middle Tennessee State University Class of 1980;  Masters of Education (Educational Leadership)   Trevecca Nazarene University Class of 2001

Additional Training:  Organizaton of American Kodaly Educator's:  Level 1 Certification;   American Orff-Schulwerk Association:  Levels 1, 2 and Curriculum Design  








Mrs. Cook has been an education professional since 1980.  Her initial area of instruction was middle school and high school Instrumental Music for 10 years.  She shifted her teaching focus to the elementary level in 1991.

Mrs. Cook has experience teaching in multiple school systems:  Dade County in Georgia; Cleveland City Schools, Cheatham County Schools, Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools and Hamilton County Schools.   

In 1988, Mrs. Cook earned Career Ladder II status after a stringent evaluation process and in 1994 advanced to Career Ladder III.  

Through out her career she has held leadership positions in local, regional and state professional music education organizations.  Mrs. Cook is a strong advocate for professional development for music educators.  



Charlene Potts Cook is the Music Specialist for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as well as the Pre-K classes.  

My husband and I have a daughter who recently graduated from college.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading historical fiction, and piecing quilts.  I practice my music performance skills by playing hand bells with my church hand bell choir and alto saxophone with the Mid-South Concert Band. 

My favorite styles of music are Bluegrass, Big Band Jazz, and ‘70s era Top 40 music.

I very much enjoy teaching at ERE because of the wonderful diversity of our student body, the supportive parents, the spectacular staff, and our intentional plan to guide our students toward their leadership potential. 

Your children are going to be my Leader In Me™ accountability partners as I strive to meet my goal of “Seeing” a healthier me by “Doing” more water drinking and walking more with a “Get” of weight loss.