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Kristina Cook appointed to fill Daniel Wallace’s unexpired term

 Kristina Cook

The Kannapolis City Board of Education has appointed Kristina Cook to fill the remainder of Daniel Wallace’s term on the school board. The board made the appointment during a special meeting on November 14th


Kristina Cook is an active part of Kannapolis City Schools and was a candidate for the Kannapolis City Board of Education in 2018. Her children attend Kannapolis City Schools, and she is a PTO volunteer. She is a member of the Kannapolis Education Foundation Board of Directors and has served as the Education Foundation’s chairperson. Cook applied to fill Wallace’s seat and was selected by the board to serve as his replacement.   


Kannapolis City Board of Education Chair, Todd Adams, believes Cook will be an excellent board member. “The entire board is looking forward to working with Kristina Cook,” Adams said. “She’s been an advocate for Kannapolis City Schools for many years, including her involvement in PTOs and the Kannapolis Education Foundation. She has regularly attended board meetings for many years and is very familiar with our board and school system. She will do a wonderful job, and we welcome her to our board.”


In addition to her volunteer activities with Kannapolis City Schools, Kristina Cook is an Operations Manager with Burgess Insurance and Financial Services and an active member of Charity Baptist Church. She also is a member of the Kannapolis Kiwanis Club. Cook says she is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the Kannapolis City Board of Education. “As a lifelong resident of Kannapolis, I have a deep passion for the students and staff of Kannapolis City Schools as well as for this community,” Cook said. “Being on the school board will give me an opportunity to serve our students and staff and support our wonderful schools. I love KCS, and I’m excited about becoming part of the Board of Education.”


Cook was sworn into office at the end of the November 14th school board meeting and will begin her service immediately. She will serve the remainder of Daniel Wallace’s term, which expires in June of 2022. Wallace resigned his seat on November 5th to focus more on his family and career with the Kannapolis Police Department.