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Mrs. Kara Cooke

Current Assignment- Health Science CTE Teacher 


I am new teacher to the district, coming from Collin College where I taught dual credit in the Health Science Academy in Plano ISD.  Before teaching, I worked at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas in critial care medicine for 22 years. I loved every minute of it, but I was so happy to leave for a much less stressful job in teaching.  My time in the hospital taught me to not stress over little things that can be fixed.  I love teaching and inspiring my students to be the best they can be. They need to be loved and encouraged daily!    I enjoy sharing my knowledge with the future generation as they are truly inspiring.  I love watching them grow and showing them what they are capable of. As a healthcare professional at heart, I care about each and everyone of my students dearly.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them!

On a personal note, I live in Murphy with my husband, Steve of 23 years, and my daughters, Molly, 18 and Abigail, 12. Molly is WHS Class of 2020 graduate and Abigail is in 7th grade. I also have 2 German Shepherds and a cat. When not teaching, I enjoy gardening and reading.  

Pleae let me know if I can help your child in any way. 


Kara Cooke  


Phone: 972-429-3150 ext. 6564

Degrees and Certifications


AAS in Respiratory Care

BS in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care


Current Schedule

1st- Principles of Health Science 


3rd-Principles of Health Science 

4th-Medical Terminology 

5th-EKG Practicum

6th-Health Science Theory

7th-Principles of Health Science 




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