Douglas W. Cooper
Wilmington High School
300 Richardson Place
Wilmington, OH 45177

Government, Economics, 11–12

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Douglas W. Cooper, 2001
State Teacher of the Year, Ohio
Doug Cooper teaches government and economics. Now in his 12h year of teaching, Doug holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Supervision from Wright State University and is National Board Certified. Doug is involved in Interactive Video Distance Learning (IVDL), having taught a summer telecourse and hosted special events related to history via IVDL. Community involvement and service are emphasized in his classes. Each student attends two public meetings per year and many others perform community service, including volunteer work for Kids Voting, a national organization dedicated to voter education and participation among youth, along with countless community projects benefiting the needy. Doug, his students, and colleagues participated in the National WWII Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony after raising over $6,000 for the memorial, ranking the school seventh in the nation in fund-raising. An Eagle Scout, Doug founded a Scouting organization at his church, where he is currently Scoutmaster of Troop 909.  

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