Maegan Cooper

  • Instructional Designer

Maegan Cooper is an instructional designer at Mizzou Academy. Prior to joining Mizzou Academy, she was a Latin teacher for 16 years. She began her career while still an undergraduate student at Mizzou, teaching Latin to grades 1-6 at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Columbia, Missouri. After graduation, she and her husband moved to the Springfield area, where she taught high school Latin at Lebanon High School for six years. The Coopers returned to Columbia in 2014 where Maegan taught Latin and art history at Columbia Independent School for nine years, as well as holding various leadership roles within the school. During this time they also welcomed their daughter.

After nearly a decade spent on their Columbia adventure, the Cooper family returned to Springfield. During her tenure as a teacher, Maegan led several international student trips to Italy, France, and Greece. In 2017 she was awarded the David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship from the Society for Classical Studies to pursue classroom training for Classics teachers. She used this fellowship to study the Gallic Wars of Julius Caesar around France, gaining specialized training for the AP classroom. In 2019 she was awarded the Charles J. McClain Distinguished Teaching Award. In her leisure time, Maegan enjoys hiking and camping with her family. She is also an avid reader and baker, and enjoys a good puzzle.

  • B.A. in Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri
  • B.A. in Classics (emphasis in Latin), University of Missouri
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Missouri State University