Assistant Supervisor's Welcome

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
It is an honor to be a part of the Cooke School Community.  We are eager to begin the 2022-2023 school year with a fresh outlook on our approach of highly individualized programming. With the additions of new curriculum, new staff across disciplines, and of course- our completely remodeled building- TEAM COOKE is ready to create a new year full of enriching experiences and truly remarkable opportunities for our students and families.
Prior to coming to Northville Public Schools, I was a District Administrator leading two departments in Student Services, in a large school district outside of Chicago. Before I chose the path of administration, I served as a School Social Worker and Psychiatric Clinical Therapist. I have always believed that it is of primary importance to understand the whole child, as this is pivotal in developing student-centered learning experiences. Student-centered learning includes what is most meaningful to a child through their lens of the world. Additionally, partnering with parents/guardians and caretakers is a critical element in a child's education; I hold high value in my relationships with families. Because children's experiences are not exactly alike, we at Cooke are dedicated to leading teams and supporting staff in fostering the individual growth and development for each of our students.
The programming at Cooke is referral-based and provides individualized services for students who have qualified for Special Education Services. A component to Cooke that I find particularly valuable is serving students from twelve surrounding school districts in western Wayne County. Cooke functions as a center-based program, which affords us the opportunity to partner with many schools and communities. Instructional and therapeutic services at Cooke embody evidence-based best practices, tailored to the individual needs of each child by maximizing a student's capacity and engaging them in meaningful and intentional programming. Cooke School encompasses all that I value in education: a passionate and dedicated staff, student prosperity, and an engaging environment of learners and families working together to provide exceptional opportunities for all students. 
I look forward to learning and growing with you this year! Go Cardinals!
Erin Barney
Erin Barney
Assistant Supervisor
Cooke School
Northville Public Schools
[email protected]
Phone: 248-344-3550
Fax: 248-344-3551
Cooke School Motto: I can communicate, I can learn, I can work