Lynne Cook

Lynne Cook

Step Up to Quality Coach Specialist

Lynne is responsible for the recruitment, training, development and assignment of Step Up to Quality coaches. She helps child care programs understand the benefits of coaching and matches them with a coach to help them on their path to quality.

Lynne is a native Nebraskan but has had the opportunity to travel the world as a former military spouse — which has provided her with a variety of rich early childhood experiences. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood educational studies from Empire State in New York and her Masters in Management, focusing on Leadership and Coaching, at Doane University.

Lynne’s experience includes a wide variety of early childhood roles, including family home care provider, lead teacher, preschool teacher, home visitor and Early Head Start supervisor. Lynne is passionate about high quality education for all children and wants caregivers to understand the incredible impact they can make on a child’s life.

Lynne is the proud parent of four young adult children who serve in the military. She resides in Lincoln where she enjoys family, friends, traveling and Husker ball games! GO BIG RED!