Dr. Elaine Cook

Depute Chief Executive and Director of Education

West Lothian Council


Dr. Elaine Cook was appointed as Depute Chief Executive in August 2015.  From 2011 until 2015 she was Head of Education in West Lothian with responsibility for secondary, additional support needs, professional learning and infrastructure.

From 2005 until 2011, she was Head Teacher at two secondary schools in West Lothian.

Elaine’s career in education began in 1991 in England where she taught for 6 years before moving to Scotland.

She has been heavily involved in the design and build of West Calder High school due for completion in June 2018.

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