EDUCATOR AND CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
Skills & Experience
Educator for more than 30 years as classroom instructor and administrator
Professional development leader and trainer
Design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs
Specialist in working with underprepared students
Speaker for conferences and events
Conference coordinator for national and state events
What I Believe
I believe that all educators should be on a lifelong journey of learning so that in turn, we can inspire students to join us on the journey.
I believe that students have the right to succeed.
I believe that all students can learn given the support and direction needed, and that the level of support needed is as diverse as our students.
I believe that in order to reach each new generation, educators must continually strive to learn more about how to engage and relate to students.
I am an experienced educator living in Alabama. I have retired as a full-time employee and am available to provide the services detailed below. I have most recently worked at the community college level and also have extensive experience at the high school level. I understand the importance of bringing energy and sharing my passion for learning when given the opportunity to work with others. I enjoy sharing ideas and helping other educators.
HOW MAY I HELP YOU?
I am passionate about helping others: students, instructors, support staff, and administrators. If what you need is not listed below, let's chat and see if I can be of assistance. If I can't help you, I may know someone who can.
See below for a sampling of services. More details will be shared upon request.
Work with educational groups to plan conferences
What are we doing right?
Where can we improve?
Evaluation and analysis of programs and teams
From audience members: "Energetic, engaging and inspiring"
Experience with large and small groups
Roles & Responsibilities
The following is a list of my experiences as a professional educator. They were all unique and contributed to both my personal and professional development. If you’d like references or additional information for any of these roles, please get in touch.
January 2011 - April 2017
Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL
Implemented and directed student success center
Supervised advising services
Supervised tutoring services
Supervised career services
Supervised disability services
Supervised assessment and testing services
Conducted professional development sessions for full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, and administrators
Planned and implemented numerous college-wide events
Interviewed, hired, trained, and evaluated employees
Experienced in redesign, layout, and maximum utilization of work space
Supervised departmental cross-training
Evaluated instructor teaching and classroom management skills
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR
August 2006 – December 2010
Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL
Taught a variety of classes
Served as course captain for several courses
Worked closely with adjunct instructors
SECONDARY MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR
August 1984 - May 2006
Mathematics Department Head
Student Government Association Advisor
Student Data Manager
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
M.A. Secondary Math Education,
Summa Cum Laude
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S. Secondary Math Education
MERIDIAN JUNIOR COLLEGE
Associate in Arts
Outstanding Contributions to Alabama Association for Developmental Education (2016)
International Tutor Training Program Certification (2013-2017)
Innovative Grant Award, Alabama Community College System (2014-16)
Developmental Educational Specialist, Kellogg Institute, Applachian State University (2012)
Alabama Developmental Educator of the Year (2011)
Academic Teacher of the Year for Alabama Community College System (2010)
Todd Award for Exceptional Achievement in Teaching (2010)
Carrie Rogers Outstanding Teacher Award (2010)
Cohort 5 Fellow and Graduate, American Mathematical Association of Two Year College’s Project ACCCESS (Advancing Community College Careers through Education, Scholarship, and Service, 2009)
Northport Educator of the Year (1996)
South Central Bell Mini-Grant (1992)
Outstanding Young Educator Nominee (1987)
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (7 years)
Professional Associations and Service
National Association for Developmental Education, Conference Manager and Executive Assistant (2017 - present); Vice-President (2016-2017); member since 2011
Chair, Alabama Community College System Developmental Education Task Force (2014-2017)
Regional Vice-President, American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges,(2012-2013); member since 2008
President, Alabama Association for Developmental Education (2012)
President, Alabama Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges, (2011-2012)
Keynote speaker at Alabama Association for Developmental Education Conference (2017)
Keynote speaker Alabama Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Conference (2017)
Presentations at sister colleges, national conferences, state conferences, Alabama State Board of Education, and Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees
Training of administrators, faculty, tutors, and advisors
Presentations at national and state professional conferences
Reviews from Others
Faculty and Staff, Alabama Community College System, 2017
"I must say you are a DYNAMIC speaker! I left feeling inspired by all that you shared as our Keynote Speaker."
“Annette has things running like a well-oiled machine.”
"When we need something done and done well, we go to Annette."
"Annette Cook is a wonderful presenter! She keeps the attention of her audience and is very engaging."
"Annette is the definition of a true leader. She believes in working in the trenches with her team rather than giving directives. She asked nothing of us that she was not willing to do herself and was always available to provide guidance and encouragement. I am honored to have worked with her and I am a better professional and person because of it."
GET IN TOUCH
If you have questions, want to see a complete résumé, or need more information about how I may be of assistance to you, please call or email.