JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Mr. Justin Cook from the Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School has been selected as the October Teacher of the Month.
Cook grew up in Jonesboro and has been teaching for six years. He started substitute teaching at 21 years old and realized teaching was his calling. He said he is not the same teacher he was when he started.
“You grow and adapt every year, the kids change every year so you have to change with them,” he said.
But like every job, teaching has its challenges. Cook said he struggles with time management and incorporating every skill in his lessons.
“The kids taught me patience and I've taken that patience and incorporate it here and incorporate it with the teams I coach and incorporate it with my home life.”
Cook coaches the Jonesboro High School cross country team and soccer team.