Phone: 205-414-3700


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Stefanie Cook

Mrs. Stefanie is excited to begin another fun-filled year in preschool with her class of Forest Friends! The 2023-2024 school year will be her 17th year teaching and 14th year as a Ranger. She loves spending time with her husband (Drew) and their two daughters, Harper (11) and Sadie (8). She also loves all things preschool and can't wait to see the learning and growth that will take place in her classroom this year!

Program Description

Mountain Brook Schools offers an inclusive preschool program for 3, 4, and 5K in all four elementary schools. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of both typically developing young children and those with special needs. The program was developed to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to receive instruction and services in a typical preschool classroom that includes peers. Each preschool classroom has openings for families to apply for their children to be considered for the peer spots. Peer children should demonstrate appropriate social, behavioral, and communication skills.

Application Process

Complete the Peer Model Application and send to Cory Morris, at or 32 Vine Street, 35213. Once we receive this completed application, your child’s application will be placed on a waiting list. If your child’s application is moved from the waiting list to the applicant list, you will be contacted by the preschool teacher. (Applicants are typically selected in January for the next school year, but openings may occur at any point throughout the year.) There is a $150.00 registration fee to process your application, and it will be necessary to meet Mountain Brook Schools’ enrollment policy.

Peer Model Student Participation

Once a child is accepted as a peer model in the preschool classroom, the 1st year of participation may be reviewed to consider the appropriateness of social, behavioral, and communication skills in this setting.

BWF Preschool Team:

Stefanie Cook- Preschool Teacher

Lara Dean- Speech Language Pathologist

Elsie Alexander- Aide

Diane Lewis- Aide