He was the asshole who helped tank my career, and it warmed my little heart he got demoted though he should have been fired and had his license yanked.
“Although this news may seem devastating for some, I am actually excited to be selected to serve in a bilingual community and in a capacity that allows me to continue to serve children,” Cooper said. “The past three years have been met with fond memories. The most difficult aspect of this change will be leaving the staff, students and families of Incline Village.”
According to previous reports, Cooper, an Ohio native, was brought to Incline Village in 2010 after a national search to replace former IHS Principal John Clark and to become K-12 administrator for the three schools. At the same time the school district was preparing to implement the controversial International Baccalaureate program.
The IB endeavor eventually fell through, due to a combination of fierce resistance from a group of parents and the inability of residents to raise money through a nonprofit to fund needed teaching positions to launch the global-minded curriculum. Amid the controversy that leaked into 2011, the school district dropped the designation of Cooper as K-12 administrator.