Nancy began working for James River in January 2017 as a long-term substitute. In August of 2017, Mrs. Cook switched to teaching technology in grades K-4 and providing assistance in the kindergarten and first grade classrooms.
Nancy grew up in Lynchburg. After high school graduation, she went off to college at Sewanee: University of the South and earned her B.A. in psychology with a minor in education. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Nancy moved to Nashville for two years and taught preschool. In 2010, she decided to move closer to home and lived in Richmond, Virginia for two years, where she earned her elementary education teaching certificate from the University of Richmond: School of Professional and Continuing Studies. She was excited to move back to Lynchburg in late 2012, when she and her husband became engaged.
Nancy Cook's teaching career began at Brookneal Elementary School, where she taught kindergarten from September 2013 to June 2016. She is excited to now be a part of the James River Community. She lives with her husband, William, her son, Agee, and her black lab, Eloise.