Cockey, Nicole (English)

English I, English I Honors, English IV

Ms. Nicole Cockey  

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:40-11:15 and 3:00-3:30 Synchronous Teaching Time: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 8:00-9:30 and 11:25-3:00 Planning Period: 2nd period, 9:40-11:15 


About Spring 2021 Courses
English I Honors

1st period Zoom time: 8:05-8:50
1st period work time: 8:00-9:30
English I
Co-teacher: Ms. Leanne Gosey (
 period Zoom time: 12:05-12:50
3rd period work time: 12:00-1:25

English I 4th period Zoom time: 1:35-2:20
4th period work time: 1:30-3:00

Directions for joining Google Classroom: *Video Introduction Here*

English I Readings May Include the following:

"A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long," Nikki Giovanni
"Identity," Julio Noboa Polanco
"How to Fight Monsters" from Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie
"St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves," Karen Russell
"Your Brain on Fiction," Annie Murphy Paul
"The Man Made of Words," N. Scott Momaday
"The Danger of a Single Story," Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Phillip Hoose
"MLK's Address to the First MIA Mass Meeting," Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted," Malcolm Gladwell
"Social Media Sparked, Accelerated Egypt's Revolution," Sam Gustin
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare
"In the Brain, Romantic Love is Basically an Addiction," Helen Fisher
"What is love? Five Theories on the Greatest Emotion of All," The Guardian
"EPICAC," Kurt Vonnegut
Street Love, Walter Dean Myers

This list is subject to change.
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns about any of the texts listed above. Substitutions may be made with parent/guardian request.

Access to Course Materials: * English I Padlet*

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 and raised in North Carolina, 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 northern 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 currently teach English I and IV.

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 trying to run with our family's sniffy redbone coonhound, Jelly, or (most often) playing with my own children, Finn (5yo) and Sasha (3yo). My current reading interests include ancient epics from India. My husband, Will, works at Reynolds High and is enrolled in the graduate counseling program at WCU. We live in West Asheville.

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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