Children’s author Julia Cook visited Greene County Elementary School Jan. 27. She did presentations for students in kindergarten through third grade in the morning, and in the afternoon she did a presentation for teachers of pre-kindergarten through fourth grade on grit and rigor in the curriculum.
Cook has written more than 50 children’s books, many of which are used in classroom lessons by school counselors throughout the country. Greene County PK-3 counselor Teresa Skalla has used many of the books to teach life lessons to classes.
The Jefferson Kiwanis Club helped fund Cook’s visit through a donation to the Jefferson public library. Pictured are (from left)┬áTeresa Skalla, Kiwanis Club president Sherry Palmer, Cook, and to Jefferson public library children’s librarian Terry Clark.