Hi! My name is AJ Cook. I've been working at Richardson Elementary as a 2nd and 3rd Grade classroom teacher for the past 5 years now! I also worked for a year as a Full-time Emergency Sub in District 622 for K-12 the year before I was hired at Richardson. I've taught summer school for a couple of summers and I also have worked at a few Summer Sampler Camps and this past summer, I helped out with the Leadership Camp!
Before I got into teaching, I traveled for a living doing Marketing Promotions for various marketing companies and enjoyed traveling around the entire country from 2001-2008. I still work for a marketing company during the summer where I get to help out with the MN Vikings and MN Gophers!
My other passion is coaching! I have coached multiple teams in multiple sports for the past 23 years!! I've coached High School Football and High School Track at De LaSalle High school from 1998-2001. We won State in Football in 1999! We also sent a 4x4 team in the 400 to State in 2001! The last 3 years, I coached Traveling Basketball for N. St. Paul for the 7th and 8th Gr teams. This last year, we missed winning the Semi-Finals by 1 point in OT at State!! We eventually went on to win 3rd Place at State!! I've also been enjoying coaching my son's Rec and Traveling soccer, baseball and basketball teams in Oakdale and N. St. Paul for the past 10 yrs.
If you are a parent and want to Volunteer in our school or the classroom, please contact me and I'll direct you to our Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Nyberg. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me or call me. I will get back to you as soon as I can!