Jill Cook earned a BFA with an emphasis in drawing and painting from Brigham Young University. She also holds a degree in art education and is a licensed teacher. She completed post graduate work in the field of linguistics at the University of Utah.
Jill began her teaching career as a middle school art teacher. She then spent several years teaching advanced art at the high school level. Prior to teaching lower school art at Waterford, she served as an artist in residence for elementary schools throughout Utah. She was a popular speaker and presenter for elementary school assemblies where she shared her love of art history. She was the guest artist for the White Pines Art Festival in Nevada and has shown her work at the Park City Art Festival. She has participated and placed in numerous juried shows such as the Spring Salon and Art in Religion shows at the Springfield Art Museum and the Utah Landscape in Art show.
Jill is passionate about using art to help her students develop confidence and find their voice. She values teaching at Waterford where students are uniquely prepared to learn advanced art skills.
Outside the classroom, Jill enjoys mountain biking, roller skating and traveling to art museums where she finds inspiration for making and teaching art.