Terry Cooper

Phone: 907-442-1877 ext. 1908


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Master of Education K-6 Pursing NBCT 2021

Terry Cooper

Welcome to 1st Grade - Video!

    August 1, 2022
    Dear Families,
    I am very excited to be your child's 1st grade teacher at June Nelson Elementary School. I would like to take this time to introduce myself, professionally and personally. I have a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master's in Elementary Education from Montgomery, Alabama.

    This is my 12th year teaching. Of those years, I have taught at JNES for 10 years (K-2nd)! Prior to June Nelson, I taught upper elementary grades for two years at a private school in San Antonio, Texas.
    I decided I wanted to teach after participating in weekend tutoring at the Big Brother/ Big Sister program. I have greatly enjoyed educating little ones ever since! For fun, I enjoy pulling net, kayaking, photography, berry picking, and nature walks. 
    My husband is from Port Lions, Alaska, and we have two boys ages 5 and 10.
    Kotzebue is the longest place I have ever lived; it is where our family calls home.
    I am excited to work hard for your child's success and engage learning in a positive, nurturing, and productive environment.
    Communication is a high priority for me. I enjoy sharing your child's progress and success as often as I can. No question or concern is too big or small! If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at or 907-442-1877 ext. 1908. 
    Thank you, families, for your time, involvement, and support.
                                                                                                                       Warmest Regards,

                                                                                                                          Mrs. Cooper


    Our class webpage is linked on the left-hand side.