Pat Cooper on School Wellness
Dr. Pat Cooper currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Early Childhood and Family Learning Foundation in New Orleans, LA. The goals of the Foundation include establishing community centers in the most economically depressed and crime-ridden neighborhoods of New Orleans.
Just prior to the New Orleans appointment, Dr. Cooper served as Superintendent of Schools in McComb, MS. He served in that capacity for ten years and is in his thirty-eighth year of public education service. While in McComb, the McComb School District implemented a planned thirteen-year longitudinal study relative to the relationship of coordinated school health programs to school reform.
Prior to becoming superintendent in McComb, Pat served four years as Executive Director for the CDC funded National School Health Education Coalition (NaSHEC) in Washington, DC.