About Jackie Cooke
I have been teaching in elementary classrooms around the Portland metropolitan area since 1981. I have taught every grade K-8 (except sixth). I am currently assigned to teach half-time as the Title I Technology Teacher in Gresham, OR on the days when I am not serving as the Math Intervention Specialist at John Wetten Elementary School. Over the last decade I have also had the opportunity to serve as the Co-editor for TOMT, the professional journal of the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics (O.C.T.M.) and the webmaster for that organization as well. I was the lead author on Portland State University’s (PSU) Successful Lessons for Meeting Oregon’s Math Standards: A Guide to Oregon’s New K-5 Math Focal Points and am currently working with a team of teachers to write and teach a series of courses for elementary teachers to deepen their understanding of mathematics content knowledge. This project is sponsored by the PRiSM grant. The Deepening Mathematical Understanding Series is a certificate program for PSU.
In the past I have won several teaching awards including being named Oregon’s 2007 Teacher of the Year, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching award in 1998, the 1995 Oregon Electronics Elementary Math Teacher of the Year Award, and the Associated Oregon Industries Oregon Education Excellence Award Winner in 1994. I am a mother of three grown children and grandmother of four.