Chair, Science Department
Mrs. Donniell Cooke was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (the fourth of five children). After 9 years of private school education, she attended George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science where she graduated after three years. Donniell continued her education at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, where she graduated after 3.5 years with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. After leaving Hampton, Donniell returned to Philadelphia so that she could attend graduate school at Drexel University, where she earned her teaching certificate and Master’s Degree in the Science of Instruction.
Donniell is one who loves to get involved and therefore wears many hats in the CHAD community. She is not only the Science Department Chairperson; she is also the tenth grade team leader, tenth grade Biology teacher, and the CHAD Scholars National Honor Society advisor. Eleven of her thirteen years of teaching have been done at CHAD. She has enjoyed every adventurous day.
In her spare time, Donniell enjoys exercising, biking, hiking, cooking and baking, and spending time with her family. She is the proud mother of a beautiful baby boy and she also loves to travel to unique places around the world with her husband of eight years, Kent J. Cooke, who is an insurance broker and certified diver. She aspires to one day overcome her innate fear of drowning and learn to scuba dive along with her husband.
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