Richard Cooper

I am currently the Lead Assistant Principal at Pickerington High School Central, responsible for students with the last name starting with M - Ri. I work collaboratively with school guidance counselor Lynn Dembski. Previously to coming to Central, I worked as the assistant principal at Toll Gate Middle School.

I am a former music teacher and I taught instrumental music in grades 6 - 12 at Centerburg Local Schools.

My wife and I and our two sons Noah and Jonah reside in Pickerington and are happy to be part of the community.


M.A. Educational Leadership and Administration - Ashland University
B.A. Music Education - Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Gahanna Lincoln High School

License & Certifications

Professional 5 year License (PreK - 12) - Music Education
Ohio Principal License Grades 4 - 9
Ohio Principal License Grades 7 - 12