Cook Erica

Erica CookErica Cook

Read 180 Teacher
Platte Purchase Middle School

Dear PPMS parents and guardians,

I am the Read 180 Reading Specialist at Platte Purchase Middle School. My name is Erica Cook and I am from Ottumwa, Iowa. Even though I am an Iowan, Missouri is where I have settled. It's where I decided to go to college at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO. I graduated there with a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a French Minor in December 2017. After graduation, I was hired mid-year to teach 6th grade ELA at Barry, and have been a part of the Barry staff until it's transfer to PPMS. I have also been Barry's NJHS sponsor since the 2018 school year and will continue doing so at Platte Purchase Middle School to support our most academic and confident students into their high school years. 

After completing my Masters Degree in the Science of Education of Reading at Northwest Missouri State University in May of 2021, I decided to pursue this new adventure of a reading specialist career and was fortunate to have found an opening at Barry in 2022. I hope to be a great asset to the ELA department with my previous knowledge while giving that extra support to the students who need reading interventions. 

I am so excited to share, learn, and grow with your students, and I look forward to this next adventure. Please feel free to email me with any questions, concerns, and/or comments. 

2023/2024 Class Schedule


Advisory: 6th Grade Advisory

1st Hour: 6th Grade Reading Workshop

2nd Hour:

3rd Hour: 6th Grade Reading Workshop

4th Hour: 7th Grade Reading Workshop

5th Hour: 8th Grade Reading Workshop

6th Hour: 

7th Hour: Individual Plan Time

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-436-1433 x. 3419