Recently, Cook was appointed director of the Dynamix DeKalb District Honor Orff Ensemble of DeKalb County Public Schools, a group that’s already won four out of five categories at the Music Showcase Festivals in Austell.
Dynamix is the first ensemble from the county to be invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago this December. It’s the largest band and orchestra conference in the world.
When she’s not teaching music, Cook enjoys fishing, watching the hit NBC show, “Matlock,” and singing.
In fact, of all the influences she’s had in her life, Mother Bettie Ann Pace of the gospel group The Anointed Pace Sisters and Lashun Pace, has left an indelible mark on Cook.
“Mother Pace further instilled in me the teachings of my parents; the importance of prayer, the love of God and people,” Cook said.