Dr. Cooley graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois in 1985. She was born in Ames, IA and lived in Iowa and Illinois until graduating dental school. After dental school, she moved to Panama City, Florida where she had a practice for 15 years. Her two daughters were both born in Panama City, Florida. After several moves around Florida, Dr. Cooley has now settled happily in Dunnellon where she continues to work at Perkins Dentistry.
Dr. Cooley is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and Central District Dental Association.
Dr. Cooley is very proud of her daughters. Her oldest daughter graduated from Belleview High School & CFCC in 2010 with an Associate’s Degree, and UCF in Orlando in May 2014, majoring in Business Management. Her youngest daughter graduated from Belleview High School in 2013 and is now attending the University of Florida in Gainesville.
One of Dr. Cooley’s passions is going on mission trips. She was able to go to Kenya, Africa in 1985, Zambia Africa in 2005, and most recently has had the opportunity to go on mission trips to Haiti.