Lakewood administration adds assistant manager and chief technology officer
HEBRON ― The Lakewood Board of Education recently approved a pair of new trustees for the district at its August meeting.
Richard Cooper has been named assistant principal at Lakewood High School, while Phil Jones has been named chief technology officer for Lakewood Local Schools.
Cooper has been an assistant principal at major local schools since 2017, first at Toll Gate Middle School and later at Pickerington Central High School. At Pickerington, he oversaw administrative administrative systems, discipline, staff assessment, professional learning and technology integration.
Prior to Pickerington, he served as vice principal and athletic director at River Valley Schools from 2014 to 2017, and served as music department head and band director for local Centerburg schools from 2005 to 2016.
“I am thrilled to bring my talents and skills in organization and cultural development to the Lakewood community,” Cooper said in a press release. “I believe my qualifications, experiences, and personal strengths will be an asset to the school and the district as a whole.”
Jones comes to Lakewood from local schools in the North, where he was coordinator and director of technology. While there, he modernized the entire network infrastructure, planned and managed the installation and implementation of numerous critical systems, and implemented various remote learning and working solutions during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19.
Prior to joining Northern Local, Jones was a private sector CIO and business owner.
“I believe my experience in the private sector for many years gives me a unique perspective, now being involved in education administration from the technology side,” Jones said in a press release. “I hope to positively impact Lakewood Schools’ technology and media capabilities and offerings through this experience, and I look forward to getting started.”