Cook County Schools Superintendent


Welcome to the Cook County School System’s website. I am honored to serve as the Superintendent of schools for Cook County. I have lived in Cook County for most of my life and graduated from Cook High School in 1985. My career in education began in Irwin County where I taught three years before coming back home to work in Adel. After teaching school for 10 years, I served as an assistant principal at the Middle School and later served as principal there for seven years. Eventually I moved to the central office level and served as assistant superintendent for four years. My wife, Glenda Gray Shealey and I have three children, Makenzee, KayDee, and Kolby along with one son-in-law, Cam Phelps. We have also been blessed with one grandson, Mason Phelps.


The Cook County School System is focused on providing a high quality education for each and every child. Every year we know that we will face unanticipated challenges and opportunities as the year progresses. Please know that we always work to address critical issues transparently, involving community members in the difficult decisions that must be made about our classrooms, schools, students, and system.  We will also maintain our track record of inclusion and collaboration with our parents and community members in this effort. As the employees educate the children of Cook County, we will continuously strive to improve and implement the changes that the state requires.


We hope parents and community members will continue their strong support of our schools and our employees. Your volunteerism always makes a difference to our classrooms. We need your partnership to continue offering an excellent education to every child. Please communicate with teachers, join us at school events, join the Parent Teacher Organization and support our children by showing that you value the school, its programs and its teachers.


Thank you for your strong support of our school system. Again, it is my privilege to serve you. We are very proud of our accomplishments and are ready to meet the challenges ahead of us.


Jeff Shealey, Ed.D.

 Cook County School Superintendent