Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Aaron Cook
I am so blessed to be starting my third year as Math teacher at HCHS! Working with our students has been by far my most rewarding professional experience.
I was born in Texas, but raised from a young age in the great state of New Mexico. For more than 20 years my family called Las Cruces home. My brother and I graduated from high school there, and it was the only home I had known before joining the Navy in 2003. My family has a special place in its heart for the "land of enchantment" but it was just a matter of time before we all made it back to the mother land.
As an 18 year old college student 9/11 had a profound impact on the trajectory of my life. I was able to complete one more restless year of school but when our nation went to war in Iraq I was unable to resist a call to serve. I spent nearly seven years as an enlisted sailor in the US Navy. In that time I flew as a crew member on P-3, and E-6 aircraft. I later worked on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, and the USS George H W Bush. It was an honor to serve with some of the greatest men and women I will ever know, and leaving that life behind was the most difficult decision my family has ever had to make.
It was in the Navy that I found my true calling as an educator. I met many capable young people who had been let down by their school systems in one way or another, and I hoped to make a difference. In 2013 I graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with dual concentrations in Biology, and Physical Sciences. The diversity of the coursework allowed me to obtain secondary certification in both Math, and Science.
My wife Rebekah (a San Marcos native) and I have been married for 13 years. Rebekah has traveled all over the country and spent countless hours volunteering with troop/spouse support organizations. As a "Navy Wife" she made sacrifices to our country far and above anything that I ever could. Anyone who has ever experienced having a loved one in harms way will know that it is more difficult to be the one left behind. She is an outstanding example for our two wonderful daughters Riley, and Carson. We are all glad to be part of the Kerrville community.