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Gwen Cooper

Department: Faculty
Title: 7th & 8th Group Literacy Teacher
Phone: 630-969-0800 x7244

B.A. in English, University of Illinois
M.A. in Secondary Education, Arizona State University

Gwen (Ventimiglia) Cooper joined the ACS faculty in 2015 as a Seventh and Eighth Group literacy teacher. She began her career as a fifth and sixth grade English teacher at BASIS Peoria and later moved into an administrative post as the school’s Director of Student Affairs.  Upon relocating to Chicago, Mrs. Cooper joined Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development and worked as the academic dean for the Equinox program. 

In her spare time, Mrs. Cooper enjoys baking new confections, traveling near and far, and defending the rights of the Oxford comma.  Generally, she likes to do all of these activities in the company of her three favorite companions: her husband and two cats. 
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