Sam Cook - Sam was elected to the Board in June of 2020. He has been a Center resident and advocate since 2013. He has a Bachelor’s degree in education and a Master’s in Public Administration. For 16 years, he has worked for Kansas City non-profits providing services to youth and families living in poverty. He is currently the Area Director for Code Ninjas, youth education centers preparing kids for careers in STEM. His son attends Boone Elementary. Sam wants to help provide the best possible learning environment for our community with a focus on diversity, high expectations for both student and staff, positive relationships and safe and respectful schools. He also has a background in teaching and is looking forward to fostering an environment where teachers want to teach while working with administrators to focus on providing the best academics support possible. Sam is excited to have the opportunity to serve the Center community. You may reach Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call 816-645-5399.