Ryan Middle School


Mary Cook
8TH Grade

Hello! My name is Mary Cook. I teach 8th grade English at Ryan Middle School. This is my second year in the district. Previously, I taught middle school language arts in Dayton, Ohio for two years before relocating to Fairbanks. I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!).

Aside from teaching, my hobbies include hiking, kayaking, reading, and spending time with my family. I love living and teaching in Fairbanks. Alaska has a unique and lovely culture, one that I have loved learning about through fellow teachers, staff, students, and families.

I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and for your interest in sponsoring my classroom. Many of the items you will see on my wish list are ones that my students use on a regular basis – rulers, scissors, markers, etc. These supplies help students create enriching projects that are used as decoration in the classroom throughout the year. I strive to equip myself and my classroom with all the tools necessary for student success, and the items on this wish list will help do just that.

Ever since I began teaching four years ago, my classroom has always been a token of pride for me, and every year, I try to better the environment for my students. With your help, my goals for this year can be achieved. I sincerely thank you for your time and generosity in helping the teachers in the district and our students.

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