Cooper currently serves as Co-Founder and Chief Operating and Financial Officer of PAVE, which opens and operates high performing charter schools and pre-k programs in NYC and North Carolina. Prior to PAVE, Cooper taught English at The Pine School in South Florida, where he helped found the high school program, and worked in finance as part of BB&T’s Management Development Program. Cooper is a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A.), Johns Hopkins University (M.A.T.), and Columbia University (Ed.M and CCCP). A resident of the Upper West Side, Cooper and his wife are active members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and enjoy entrepreneurship, continuous learning, and spending time in Central Park with their new puppy Indy.