Joanne Doute-Cooper, Ed. S.
Joanne Douté-Cooper is an Educational Consultant, serving the field of Education for more than 40 years.
Before retiring as a school principal, Mrs. Doute’-Cooper’s career spanned public and private education at the local school and district levels in New York City, DeKalb County School District in GA, and the Office of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. In positions as a Teacher, Counselor, Administrator, Coordinator of Instruction, and Director of Admissions and Development, Mrs. Doute’-Cooper worked with students, staff and communities to increase student achievement and enhance community involvement. She has extensive experience working in elementary and middle schools.
Mrs. Doute’-Cooper shares that her greatest professional accomplishments are being on the charter staff of the DeKalb County School District’s first stand-alone high achievers magnet school in the southeast at the time, Kittredge Magnet School; serving as principal of The Edward L. Bouie, Sr. Traditional Theme; and being selected to design and helm the first theme middle school, Champion Theme Middle School, as its charter principal.
One of her great passions is to support the classroom teacher in creating the most successful learning environment possible based on individual student need and driven by data. After retiring, Mrs. Doute’-Cooper put her skills to work in this area by supporting teachers as an Instructional Supervisor for the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP), assisting teachers new to the field, entering from other career paths.
Her most recent activities have been in the area of student engagement through parental and family involvement. She has always believed that only through a close and meaningful partnership between the home, school, and community can we help students become their best selves to take their place in our ever-changing world.
Mrs. Doute’-Cooper is married and is the proud mother of several children who have gone into the field of education or served in the military. She is an avid reader, loves to travel the world, and considers cooking and interior decorating her hobbies. She and her husband live in an active community in Griffin, Georgia, and she is excited about finally learning to play the piano.
Mrs. Doute’-Cooper earned three degrees from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia: an Ed. S. in Administration and Supervision; a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Teaching (DAST); and a M.E. in Curriculum and Supervision. She earned a B.A. in Education and English, from Iona College, New York.