Mr. Hooper brings a diverse background in educational management, international business, and manufacturing to the Odyssey family. He began his professional career as a technology teacher where he educated high school students during the day and adult college students in the evening. He was recruited into industry and worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a sales and distribution manager for the domestic automotive industry where he developed aftermarket sales programs and international markets.
After working as the president of a mechanical security company in Texas, Mr. Hooper returned to education, earning a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Mr. Hooper earned a certification in Charter School Financial Management from the University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government. For 7 years, Mr. Hooper was a support administrator and teacher mentor for two “turn around” schools in the Fort Worth, Texas school system, most recently at The Young Men’s Leadership Academy. The Young Men’s Leadership Academy was recently recognized by the National Center for Urban School Transformation as one of the top 25 schools in the country for best annual progress in all core areas. Mr. Hooper’s professional licenses include Principal, Math, Science, Business, Technology, Financial Management for Charter Schools and Fundamentals of Engineering.
Mr. Hooper has been married to his wife Cheri since 1980. They have two sons, Matthew and Dylan. His family is excited to join him in his adventure here at Odyssey Charter School.