Angela Cooper serves as education consultant and support for Life & Wellness Counseling and Consulting, PLLC. Angela is a Nationally Certified Exceptional Needs Specialist who currently supports teachers in literacy instruction and best practices. Angela earned her M. Ed. from Cambridge College in Boston MA and has completed countless hours of professional development in literacy and special education.
With over thirty years of experience in education which include District Teacher of the Year, State Honor Roll Teacher, Angela is passionate about helping others develop their skills in literacy. Angela also believes that every child deserves the opportunity to participate in education to their fullest extent. As a classroom teacher, Angela found not only a need for support of students with exceptional needs but also a need for support of general education teachers who serviced exceptional needs students. While providing support for teachers Angela noted that often exceptional needs students were undeserved not only because of teachers’ lack of knowledge but also because parents/guardians were often ill equipped to participate fully in the educational support process for their children.
Through Life & Wellness Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, Angela provides support for families of exceptional needs children by helping them sift through educational jargon to secure the best possible services the educational system can provide. These services are currently provided through video conferences, phone conferences and scheduled office visits.
“I’ve experienced the gaps in our educational institutions that make it nearly impossible to effectively address the mental health concerns of both our teachers and students. At Life & Wellness, I have the opportunity to help students, educators, and families find balance between managing mental health and academic performance; I have the opportunity to teach them that Life is Beautiful.”