Mr. Matthew Cookus

Phone: (540) 751-2480


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree: History - West Virginia University - '96 Masters Degree - Initial Teacher Licensure and Elementary Education - Shenandoah University - '00 Certification - Educational Supervision and Administration PreK-12 - West Virginia University - '07

Mr. Matthew Cookus

I take great pleasure in welcoming both students and parents to the Fourth Grade at Banneker Elementary. My expectation for students is for each of them to work towards becoming life long learners while obtaining a solid foundation of educational skills and strategies to be successful in their future academic careers! 


Mr. Cookus graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelors Degree in History.  He earned a Masters Degree in Initial Teacher Licensure and Elementary Education from Shenandoah University. Additionally, he has obtained certification in Educational Supervision and Administration from West Virginia University. This fall, Mr. Cookus will begin his sixteenth year of teaching at Banneker Elementary where he has taught both fourth and fifth grades. During his leisure time, Mr. Cookus enjoys spending time with his family, coaching soccer, and supporting West Virginia University athletics.