Julia L. Cook

Alumna, B.S. Elementary Education

Julia Cook“In order to teach a child, you must enter their view of the world.” Julia Cook was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah. While living in Utah, she became actively involved in teaching children how to ski. That experience led to a love of teaching in general.

Julia now lives in Fremont, Nebraska. She has a Master's degree in Elementary School Counseling. While serving as a guidance counselor, Julia often used children's books to enhance her classroom lessons. She is now well-recognized as a national award-winning children's book author who has presented in over 500 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences, and already has 17 published children's books. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become “better.” Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers. Julia's books have been referenced in such publications as Parent's Magazine, The New Yorker and babyzone.com.

In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. www.juliacookonline.com