More About Dr. Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper
Before being named superintendent, Dr. Cooper was Mason’s Chief Innovation Officer where he led the development of the Mason Experiential Learning Program allowing hundreds of students to participate in a diverse array of authentic learning experiences throughout the greater Cincinnati region. A partner-oriented leader, Cooper co-created Mason Innovation Week in collaboration with the City of Mason Leadership team and the Chief Operating Officer of Festo USA. Cooper also restructured the district's $2 million technology budget to eliminate excess programs and transitioned it from a traditional technology replacement model to a learner centric technology transformation plan that saved the district over $200,000 annually.

Dr. Cooper was also an award-winning elementary teacher in Centerville City Schools and a successful school principal in Kettering City Schools. A Martha Holden Jennings Scholar and former Ohio Teacher of the Year nominee, Cooper was able to successfully merge two diverse elementary school staffs and communities into a strong, thriving and unified Southdale Elementary in 2010.

Dr. Cooper earned his Bachelor's of Education with a concentration in Science from Ball State University, his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton, and is currently enrolled in the EdD Program at Miami University.

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