Dawn Cooksey

Director of Admissions Dawn Cooksey

Dawn was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was baptized and educated at Calvary Lutheran Church and school through the 6th grade, after which she attended Lincoln Lutheran Junior High. She then graduated from Piux X High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Additional degrees since that time include a Masters Degree in Special Education (2007) and completion of the Colloquy program through Concordia University-Nebraska (2009). Dawn is the wife of Concordia’s Head of Schools Robert Cooksey, and proud mama to Anna Duncan, Sarah Cooksey, and Aaron Cooksey. Dawn has been a classroom teacher for over 25 years in different grades, states, and capacities, most recently as a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Christ Community Lutheran School in Kirkwood, MO. Since moving to Omaha, she has held the position of Admissions Director and enjoys the variety of interaction that goes with this job. She seizes every opportunity to get to know the students at Concordia, including leading Student Ambassadors, Quiz Bowl, and publishing the yearbooks for Concordia Academy and Jr. High.

Dawn loves to run, lift weights, ride motorcycles, take pictures, cook, and read, but not necessarily in that order. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33, a verse that reminds her to keep seeking His will.