A Special Message From The Principal

  • Principal Cooper

    As the principal of Lockhart Elementary School, I am thrilled to be a part of the community, where family members are actively engaged in their child’s education, as well as an integral component of our school. I am honored and privileged to lead a dynamic community where teachers and staff cultivate an environment in which students achieve and believe in themselves and their school.
    We welcome your input, feedback, and support, which will be critical for the teaching and learning environment, and above all, to the success of your child at our school. Together we can continue Lockhart’s legacy of success.
    Monica Cooper,


  • Monica Cooper joined Lockhart Elementary School in Fall 1997, where she began as a 1st year teacher.  Ms. Cooper taught 3rd grade and 1st grade, and served as a class size reduction teacher where she taught reading and provided reading intervention to students of all grade levels.  Ms. Cooper became the Success for All Reading Facilitator at Lockhart Elementary in 2002, where she continued this role until 2009.  In 2007, she took on the role of Magnet Coordinator.  In Fall 2009, Ms. Cooper became the Assistant Principal of Lockhart/Turner Elementary, and became the Principal of Lockhart Elementary in Fall 2014.

    Ms. Cooper grew up in Dallas and attended school in the Dallas Independent School District, graduating at the top of her class, from Business and Management Magnet High School.  She received her undergraduate degree from University of Houston in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting.  Being an educator sparked her interest and she attended St. Thomas University in an effort to obtain her teaching certification beginning in 1997, through the Houston ISD Alternative Certification Program.  Ms. Cooper later earned her graduate degree in Educational Administration from University of Houston in 2004.

    Ms. Cooper believes that all children can learn if they have the right person in front of them.  She believes that all teachers are capable of being an effective teacher with continued motivation, professional development and support.  She also believes that building relationships with parents is crucial to the success of students at Lockhart Elementary. 

    During her free time, Ms. Cooper loves to watch movies, read books and spend time with her two children.