Cockey, Nicole (English)

English I, English I Honors, English IV

Ms. Nicole Cockey  

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-10am and 2-3pm Synchronous Teaching Time: Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm Planning Period: 1st period, 9-10am 


About Ms. Cockey

MA, English -
Western Carolina University

BA, English - University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Teaching License - University of North Carolina, Asheville; TNTP Academy

I was born in Chapel Hill, grew up in Fayetteville, and graduated with honors from UNC Wilmington (Go Seahawks!). After graduating from college, I moved around for many years, living in Chicago, Portland, New Orleans, and California before finally settling in Asheville in 2012. This will be my tenth year in the classroom, having taught courses ranging from middle school language arts to college rhetoric and composition, and my second year teaching at Owen High.

I am truly honored to be a member of the Warhorse family and look forward to getting to know you this semester.

When I'm not teaching (or preparing to teach), you can find me running on the trail with our family's redbone coonhound, Jelly, or (most often) playing with my own children, Finn and Sasha. My current reading interests include ancient epics from India (there's so much to read!). My husband works at Reynolds High and is enrolled in the graduate counseling program at Western.

Before COVID times, we enjoyed travelling, attending music festivals, and having dinner parties with our friends. Currently, we are enjoying the slower pace of life.

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About Fall 2020 Courses
English IV

2nd period synchronous time: 10:00-10:30 am
2nd period work time: 10:30-11:00 am
English I Honors
3rd period synchronous time: 12:00-12:30 pm
3rd period work time: 12:30-1:00 pm

English I Co-teacher: Ms. Leanne Gosey ( 4th period synchronous time: 1:00-1:30 pm
4th period work time: 1:30-2:00 pm

Directions for joining Google Classroom: *Video Introduction Here*

Materials Needed (for all sections of English 1 and English 4):
Notebook and pen(cil). Either a spiral bound or composition notebook is fine. So is a binder with notebook paper. You choose. Just be sure that you have a designated place to record daily written responses and vocabulary. If you decide to use a 1-subject notebook, you will want to devote the last 10-15 pages to vocabulary and use the front of the notebook for daily responses and reflections. You will need to organize your written responses in one place and vocabulary work in another.

Families, please complete this brief Parent Contact Survey so that I know how best to contact you regarding your student's progress in our Virtual English course.

I also encourage you please ask your student to list you as a "Guardian" in Google Classroom. Google Classroom sends guardians regular reports that summarize your student's completion of course assignments, missing assignments, course announcements, and grades. I also encourage you to check the Parent Portal for PowerSchool regularly to see how your student is performing in each of their classes.

As always, please feel free to contact me at any time to check on your student's progress. I am always available to answer questions via email ( or phone (828-686-3852) during my office hours each week day between 8-10am and 2-3pm.

Let me know how I can best support you as a partner in your student's learning!



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