Ross-Cook named AP

Ross-Cook named Associate Principal for Equity, Curriculum and Instruction 

Catherine Ross-Cook has been named Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Associate Principal for Equity, Curriculum and Instruction effective July 1. In this role she will work closely with Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Jen Hester to support the day-to-day curriculum and instruction work alongside teachers and staff.

“Catherine is a proven leader regarding student and staff equity, diversity and inclusion, innovative curriculum design and engaging instructional practices,” said Hester. “She will bring this important knowledge and skill set to working with teachers on curriculum and instruction across the school.” 

Ross-Cook has served students, teachers and staff at Homewood-Flossmoor High School since 2015, including 11 years as an English teacher, as well as as a mentor teacher, professional development coordinator and in her most recent role as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator. 

As a former English Teacher, Ross-Cook cultivated academic excellence while creating a solid foundation for social, emotional, and personal growth. A warm demander, she believes that her success is directly linked to the success of students.

For her commitment to ensuring that all students reach their greatest potential, in 2019, Ross-Cook won the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and was also nominated for the Those Who Excel Award.

Ross-Cook earned a Masters in Educational Leadership from Governors State University, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University, Type 9 Teaching Certification from Trinity Christian College, Masters in English from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Bachelors in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.