- Appalachian State University (1983)
- Gardner-Webb University (2011)
John Cook, a Statesville native, has been in education since 1984. He holds a NC Professional Educators License and ACSI Certification in the areas of Mathematics and Secondary Principal. From 1996-2016, John, his wife, and children served as missionaries in Bolivia, SA where John was an educator (13 years) and school principal (7 years) in an international Christian school. The Lord has given him a passion to see young people trained in knowledge and wisdom through a quality education based on a Biblical worldview. His goal and guide in life comes from Proverbs 3:5-6.