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Lee Carol Cook is a former Director of Admissions at the Georgetown University Law Center where she also served as a Career Services Counselor. Before joining Georgetown, Lee practiced law with Reed Smith and with Pierson, Ball & Dowd. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with an A.B. in politics and from the University of Michigan Law School.

Lee is a Trustee of The Madeira School where she was also President of the Parents’ Association.  On the board she serves on the Development and Diversity Committees and was a member of the New Head Search Committee.  She has served as a member of The Madeira School Fund Parents Committee.


Lee was a member of the Board of Trustees at The Langley School in McLean, Virginia for six years.  While on the board, she served as Chair of the Development Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee, Finance, Investment, Physical Facilities, and Committee on Trusteeship. She is also a past Chair of the Parents Association of the Langley School (PALS).


Lee was a 12th Grade Annual Fund co-chair and Annual Fund volunteer for the Georgetown Day School.

She is a graduated mother of the Reston Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. where she served on the Executive Committee and as Scholarship chair, Editor, and Service Committee chair.


Lee was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Black Student Fund, which provides financial assistance and support services to Washington, DC metropolitan area African American students and their families. 


Lee was a member of The AnBryce Foundation Advisory Council. The AnBryce Foundation is a philanthropic organization that promotes social change by building a community of global citizens through education, career, cultural, and leadership opportunities to under-resourced young people.


She was a Mentor at the DC Posse Foundation advising first generation and low-income students on admission to law school and pursuing legal careers.


In October 2014, Lee was a presenter at the 35th National Genealogy Conference of the Afro-American Historical and genealogical Society (AAHG) where she spoke on documenting her family history from the 1700's to the present in a talk entitled: Reweaving the Threads of a Tattered Family Story: Using Research to Fill in Holes in Oral History.


Why is there a need for this website?

African American parents, and other parents of color, want the best for their children, as all other parents do.  Defining and finding “the best” depends on family values and can be challenging.  Raising Black Scholars will help you find information to help you raise your child, using your family values.

Is Raising Black Scholars only for Black People? 

No.  I welcome all parents who want to help their children develop to their fullest potential.  I am, however, Black.  I am raising my children from that specific, cultural viewpoint.  I hope my individual experience will help any parent who has questions and wants to network with other parents.

Why raising scholars and not just children? 

There are wonderful parenting resources on the web and in the community.  However, I found it hard to find one place to get information on developing my children’s academic potential.  So I created one.

Where did you get these pictures?

These are pictures of my aunts, cousins, grandparents and great grandparents.

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