St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

Mrs. Khristie Cook

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:  Bachelors Degree from Grand Valley University.  Teaching Certification and Masters Degree from Aquinas College.


CAREER EXPERIENCE:  I was a substitute teacher for St. Patrick School for five years and also substituted for the Portland and Ionia Public School Districts for two years.  I began teaching at St. Pat's in 2003.  I have taught Kindergarten and 6th grades, and am now teaching 4th grade.


"School is an important part of a child's life!  This is a time of learning, both mentally and socially.  As a teacher, I hope to guide the children to grow in their understanding in these areas.  In the classroom we use a variety of methods to help the students achieve.  We use visuals, hands on activities, and group activities to enhance lessons.  We are also blessed that we can bring our faith and God into our teachings, which strengthen our relationships with each other.  The opportunity to pray with our students is a very wonderful and powerful experience to share with our young people.  St. Patrick School has been a wonderful place to send our own children and to teach!"


Contact me at (517) 647-7551 extension 104 or khristiecook@portlandstpats.com.