Cooking Up Learning
food is the root to future learning.
Empowering students with the tools they need to learn through food.
As a Tennessee state certified educator for over ten years, I started Cooking Up Learning in response to my students in the classroom. It was my duty as an educator to teach and prepare my students for their future in the real-world as adults, while also providing a fully captivating experience that met their basic needs. Now, as the Culinary Integration Specialist at Battle Academy in Chattanooga, TN - I love working to find new learning experiences and community partners to elevate the learning for K-5 students.
Personally, my fondest memories and lessons growing up were in the kitchen. Even into adulthood, I can still be found in the kitchen trying new recipes and watching Food Network. Cooking Up Learning took my passion for cooking and teaching to the next level.
Community partners are key!! They provide opportunities to make the learning connected and real. They help mentor, teach, and inspire different grade levels
(K-5) while making connections to the learning found in the classroom. With each partnership, children walk way with experiences that help them discover what they love.