Our Staff

Kori Cook

Kori Cook

Position: Principal / Teacher grades K-2
Phone: (314) 993-1807
Email: kcook.teacher@gmail.com

Education

Highest Degree: Master of Arts
Major Field: Reading
College Where Earned: Webster University
Year Earned: 2013

Biography

Kori Cook graduated from Pacific Union College with her BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education. In 2013 she graduated with her Master’s in Reading from Webster University. After graduating college in 2001 she taught at Louisville Jr. Academy in Louisville, KY for 4 years in a multi-grade classroom. In 2005 she moved to St. Louis and had the opportunity to be a substitute teacher in several area school districts. Through the years of being a substitute teaching she had the opportunity to teach and be introduced to different types of curriculum, classroom communities and teaching styles. Having attended a multi-grade SDA elementary school, Kori enjoys teaching in a place where she has the opportunity to teach students about God’s love. She also looks forward to experiencing the joys of teaching, to witness the power of learning and the fun challenges it can present.



Ashton McMillen

Ashton McMillen

Position: Teacher grades 3-5
Phone: (314) 993-1807
Email: miss.mcmillen.teacher@gmail.com

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelors of Education
Major Field: Elementary Education
College Where Earned: Southern Adventist University

Biography

Ashton McMillen grew up on a farm near Springfield, Missouri. The oldest of five children, she knew she wanted to become a teacher from the time she was in first grade when she would rush home from school to make her younger brothers listen to everything she had learned that day. She is a fourth-generation member of the Springfield Seventh-day Adventist Church and attended the local SDA school from kindergarten to tenth grade. After finishing high school, she attended Southern Adventist University from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is thrilled to be returning to the Iowa-Missouri conference as the new 3-5 grade teacher at Hillcrest this year!"