Dem Club: Dr. Steven Cook–Full Day Kindergarten Program

Dr. Steven Cook, Superintendent, Coeur d’Alene School DistrictThis Friday, the Democratic Club welcomes Dr. Steven Cook Superintendent of Coeur d’Alene Public School District. Dr. Cook is stopping by to talk about the publicly funded full day kindergarten program offered by the Coeur d’Alene School District. The full-day kindergarten program is available at four area schools: Borah, Bryan, Fernan STEM, and Winton. Kindergarten students, attending these schools, benefit from more learning time for reading, writing, and math. In addition, they are given additional time and opportunities to the develop social skills. These full-day classrooms are tuition-free and funded in part by federal Title funds. Additional funding is provided by local levy funds. Idaho state does not currently fund full-day kindergarten programs.

Dr Cook is a life long educator with 30 years of service in public schools. Most recently he worked in Douglas County, a Denver suburb. As a former chemistry and physics teacher, high/middle school coach, building administrator, and district administrator, he is a lifelong educator with 30 years of service in public education. Steven got his BS in Science Education from Kansas State University, his MS in Education Leadership from Emporia State University and his Ed.D from the University of Kansas.