Lisa Cook – Viewmont High School

Jun 13, 2013, 3:29 PM | Updated: Feb 13, 2024, 9:20 am

Animation of an award for the teacher feature special by KSL...

I have listened to stories on KSL radio for years and felt that I needed to share the experience my twin daughters are having with a math teacher at Viewmont High School in Davis County.

Last year, my daughters were taking an Algebra 2 class as sophomores. Their teacher was Ms. Lisa Cook. During the 2011-2012 school year, Ms. Cook was very helpful laying the foundation for a solid math education.

All sophomores at Viewmont High School must use a portion of their lunch period for a program called SRC (Study Remediation Collaboration). The purpose of the SRC is to allow first term tutor time for new Viewmont sophomores. Once they prove they have passing grades after the first term, they are no longer required to take SRC.

While my daughters were “A” students, they frequently attended SRC with Ms. Cook. She was patient and kind, but more importantly, she cared and was concerned about whether her students understood the coursework. My children were not the only students who sought her out for additional instruction.

A year later and my daughters are still learning from her. They are now in pre calculus, also maintaining “A” grade point, but still regularly visit Ms. Cook for help.
Ms. Cook regularly gives up her lunch time to be available for students. In fact, Ms. Cook keeps a supply of soups and mac-n-cheese in her portable classroom and has even fed my kids if they skip lunch to get clarification.

On several nights I have seen them text a picture of a math problem and she has met them in the morning to help them solve it.

On one cold morning this past January, she walked a mile from her apartment in Bountiful because snow plows had blocked her car in her driveway and she knew students would be waiting for her.

Great teachers are masters of their subject matter. They set high expectations for all students. They are prepared and organized but most of all great teachers form strong relationships with their students and show them that they care about them as people. Lisa Cook cares about her students.

I have had and experienced many good teachers in my life but none as dedicated to the education of her students like Ms. Cook. She is unique in every way. The notion of giving her time to the betterment of others is truly amazing to me. In this crazy, busy world to find someone with such commitment is rare.

In writing this letter, I hope to persuade you of one thing: Lisa Cook is a worthy recipient of the Zions Bank Teacher Feature Award. There is no doubt in my mind that she is the real deal!!

Sincerely,

Francine Giani Luczak

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Utahns were reunited with their cat after they accidentally shipped it to California with an Amazon...

Eliza Pace, KSLTV.com

Utahns reunited with pet cat they accidentally shipped with Amazon return

A Utah couple got the surprise of their life when they got a call that their missing pet cat was found in Los Angeles in an Amazon box.

4 minutes ago

Smoke billows into the morning sky following the detonation of dynamite that was inside of a Hollad...

Adam Small

Neighbor reacts to detonation of old dynamite found in Holladay home

After crews detonated old dynamite that was found on Tuesday, one neighbor shared his reaction.

1 hour ago

A phone screen displays the TikTok logo...

Brian Fung, CNN

Biden just signed a potential TikTok ban into law. What happens next?

Washington (CNN) — President Joe Biden signed a bill Wednesday that could lead to a nationwide TikTok ban, escalating a massive threat to the company’s US operations. Congress had passed the bill this week as part of a wide-ranging foreign aid package meant to support Israel and Ukraine. It was approved by the House on […]

2 hours ago

The Vrbo Fiesta Bowl sign...

Chandler Holt

Utah native named Fiesta Bowl Yellow Jacket Committee chair

The Fiesta Bowl Yellow Jacket Committee has named Ryan Hatch as its chair.

2 hours ago

sunshine on cherry blossoms shown. Spring weather...

Peter Johnston

Spring weather slowing melt of snowpack, and that’s good

The cooler upcoming spring weather will slow the melt of Utah's snowpack and local meteorologists say that is good.

4 hours ago

Crews fight a fire at Oakdell Egg Farms....

Cassidy Wixom

Fire destroys chicken barn at Oakdell Egg Farms in Cache County

A fire broke out at Oakdell Egg Farms on Tuesday evening, killing thousands of chickens that were inside the structure.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

Lisa Cook – Viewmont High School