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Kathi CookPhone: 512.232.5995

Dana Center Role

As the manager of the Online Course Programs team, Kathi provides leadership and overall direction to the Center’s online course program work for grades 6–12. She manages relationships with commercial technology partners and with external authors, reviewers, and editors.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Kathi has 19 years of mathematics teaching experience at the university, high school, and middle school levels. She was recognized with several awards for teaching excellence and was a five-time nominee for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.


M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Midwestern State University

B.S., Education, Midwestern State University

Selected Publications

Cook, K., Seeley, C., & Chaput, L. (2011). Customizing and capture: Online assessment tools for secondary mathematics. In P. E. Noyce & D. T. Hickey (Eds.), New frontiers in formative assessment (pp. 69–85). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Cook, K. (editor). (2002). Foundations of functions: A resource for mathematics vertical teams. Austin, TX: The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Selected Presentations

Breaking barriers: Redefining college readiness. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Innov8 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (November 2017).

“College Prep” mathematics courses: Effectively transitioning “non-ready” students from high school to college. Presented at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual conference, Boston, MA (April 2015).

Algebra intensification: Research-based interventions for algebra success. Webinar series for the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC (2012).

Professional Memberships

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics