Prior to joining New Canaan Country School in July 2018, Aaron Cooper was Head of Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, N.J. for six years. During his 15 years at EMS, Aaron has also served as Assistant Head, Dean of Students, and he has coached and taught math, Latin and public speaking, and led middle school advisory groups in addition to overseeing the secondary school placement process. Previously, Aaron worked at the Peck School (NJ), Germantown Friends School (PA), and with the A Better Chance (NY) organization.
Aaron earned an Ed.M. in Private School Leadership and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University; he received his B.A. in the Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford College, and a diploma from Groton School. He served on the board of The Community Chest of Englewood, has served on five re-accreditation visiting committees and is a member of the Elementary School Heads Association.
Aaron and his wife, Kara, have two daughters, Julia and Charlotte.