Campus Secondary 2016 Teacher of the Year Finalist - Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook
Spring Branch Middle School
8th Grade - Science
7th Grade - Volleyball and Soccer


Bachelor of Science in Teaching and Learning, University of Houston, 2014
Middle School Science specialization

Teaching History

Spring Branch Middle School, 2014-Present

Total Years in Education - 2 Years

In his own words . . .

“I take my students learning and behavior personally, often holding them to standards they cannot yet understand. With all this, I love. I love my class, I love science, I love my students, and I love my school.”

In the words of others . . .

“He brings to Spring Branch Middle School the skills, motivation, and positivity that he has acquired through his first few years of teaching and his education at the University of Houston. Mr. Cook is always willing to try something new in his classroom and is often two steps ahead of the game in creating innovative lessons and unique activities that engage his students.”

Lauren E. Hauver, Interdisciplinary Instructional Coach

“Jonathan always challenges himself to create lessons that will best serve the students in his class. His collaboration with his teammates sets an example for both the colleagues at his own campus, as well as other new and novice teachers across the district.”

Ro Luecken, District Science Instructional Specialist


  1. AWESOME, Congratulations Mr. Cook my son RJ Cordova still likes to go over and visit you thank you for making a difference on his life.


    Adela Cordova

  2. He is an impressive coach and cares about each and every student whether you make the team or not. In my limited association with him I was very impressed with the way he interacted with my daughter and with all of the kids.


Spring Branch ISD