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Subjects Taught
AP Literature/Composition, English Literature/Composition, English Literature/Composition Honors


Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, 2010
Valdosta State University – Valdosta, GA

M.A. in History, 2004
Valdosta State University – Valdosta, GA

B.A. in History, 2001 (Cum Laude)
Valdosta State University – Valdosta, GA

High Honor Graduate, 1997
Cook High School - Adel, GA


Georgia Educator Certifications

Educational Leadership Building-Level (P-12)
Behavioral Science (6-12)
Economics (6-12)
English (6-12)
Geography (6-12)
History (6-12)
Political Science (6-12)


Educator Endorsements

Gifted In-Field
Advanced Placement Literature


Community Affiliation

Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa


2016 STAR Teacher

2015-2016 CHS Teacher of the Year

2011 - present: AP Literature & Composition, British Literature & Composition, Honors British Literature & Composition, 9th Literature & Composition, Journalism/Yearbook, Credit Recovery, World History; Cook High School

2006 - 2011: High School Social Studies and English & Language Arts; Tift County Schools


My name is Jill Swanson, and I have lived in Cook County my whole life. After graduating from Cook High School as a High Honor Graduate, I attended Valdosta State University and majored in History. Upon receiving my B.A. in History, I decided to continue my education at VSU and obtained an M.A. in History. I spent several semesters teaching U.S. History for Darton College, University of Phoenix Online, and American Public University Online.

In 2006, I began teaching in the public school system in Tifton, Georgia. During my first year, I completed a supervised practicum to earn my renewable teaching certificate. While in Tifton, I taught: U.S. History, World History/Geography, Civics/American Government, Economics, and 9-12 English/Language Arts classes. It was also during this time I earned my Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from VSU.

In 2011, I had the opportunity to come back to my alma mater and teach 9th Literature & Composition. In addition to this course, I have taught AP Literature & Composition, British Literature & Composition, Honors British Literature & CompositionJournalism/Yearbook, Credit Recovery, and World History at Cook High School. I am currently the Senior Class sponsor and the advisor for the Student Council.

I am married to Shannon Swanson. Together we have two wonderful sons, Hayden and Caleb, whom attend Cook Middle School and Cook Elementary School, respectively.