Dr. Cool taught freshman composition courses at UW-Stevens Point from 1995-1999 and has continued teaching composition courses at UW-Platteville since 1999. While director of the UW-Platteville Campus Writing Center from 1999-2003, she developed a special interest in composition-related service learning programs, partnering university composition students with local writing projects, which she continues to do with her freshman composition courses. Being an alumna of UW-Platteville, Dr. Cool believes students in rural environments deserve an excellent education and is proud of the work ethic of UW-Platteville students. Dr. Cool attended graduate school at the University of Missouri and received her doctorate in educational leadership from Edgewood College.