Phone: 719 328 7607
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Sociology Master's in Social Work
Mrs. Heidi Cooper
I am happy to be your School Social Worker this year. It is my first year in counseling in a school environment, although I spent my Master's Degree internship in 2018-2019 at Wilson Elementary and served as a Special Ed Paraprofessional for five years at Steele Elementary in District 11. I spent several years coordinating children's and volunteer programs such as Peace Camp and at the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center.
It is most important for me to help students make their lives more manageable with all the stresses they have in today's world. Childhood should be child-like, but that isn't always the case. So, I bring to Rudy a Social Emotional Learning Curriculum including mindfulness, yoga, tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique), singing, and other activities that develop self-esteem and leadership skills. I teach with Non-violent Communication (NVC), Restorative Justice (RJ) and conflict resolution.
We live in a diverse community and a diverse world and teach students to support each other regardless of our differences. In this way, together, we can support your student in being happier and creating a kinder, safer world.
Mrs. Cooper loves your Rudy student and although we may be sheltering in place, my door is always open to you.
(April 13, 2020)