Anita Cooper
St. Mary's School Guiyang

Ms. Anita C. Cooper holds a Masters of Education in Special Education, Masters in Fine Arts, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre. Over the past 20+ years, she has used these education accomplishments to teach a variety of subjects (drama, reading, math, English, etc.…) and grade levels in various states throughout the US, such as Alabama, Florida, California and Georgia. Her teaching experience reached beyond the States when she was offered a position at an elementary school in Shenzhen, China for the 2015 school year. Capitalizing on the opportunity, she accepted another position in Shunde, China where she continued teaching English to elementary students for the next 4 years. During that time, Anita displayed an additional strength in management and leadership and earned the role of Academic Dean of her elementary school program in 2018.

Over the years, Anita has strived to be a person that educates and inspires individuals on how to rise to and above any challenge that comes their way as she believes that, no matter the circumstance, there is always a beacon of light, a strength, that can be found and nurtured. Furthermore, she believes that every student should be given the opportunity to obtain a higher degree of self-sufficiency and personal and academic success. And that the ability and opportunity to instruct any student in any subject, is a gift and a privilege that should not be taken lightly. She will continue her mission to educate and enlighten as many individuals as possible as she continues the dual role of teacher and Academic Dean at a high school in Guiyang.
Jonathan Lueders
Vice Dean