Ms. Denise Cooper is not so new to the building as she is on her third year of teaching at LHS, but this is her first year of teaching REI (The Regular Education Initiative).

She has been teaching for a very long time. Ms. Cooper use to teach in the Chicago area for five total years. She took a break to raise her kids so she became a substitute teacher for a few years. Ms. Cooper really liked the position of a substitute, so before she decided to become a full-time teacher, she subbed in Chatham for 16 and a half years. Ms. Cooper really likes to see how much students succeed when they are able to see how much potential they have.