Meet Gwen Cooper
Middle School Head
B.A., University of Illinois
M.A., Arizona State University
Gwen (Ventimiglia) Cooper joined the ACS faculty in 2015 as a Seventh and Eighth Group Literacy teacher. Prior ACS, Mrs. Cooper began her teaching career at BASIS Peoria where she taught fifth and sixth grade English before moving into the role of the Director of Student Affairs. Since moving to Illinois, Mrs. Cooper has also spent several summers working as an academic dean for Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development program.
Mrs. Cooper holds a master’s in education from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership and innovation; she is also a member of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
In her spare time, Mrs. Cooper loves to go adventuring with her dog, Nym, and her husband.