Alumnus Amy Cooper graduated in 2011 and went to UTA. While in high school Cooper participated in choir.
What have you done since high school?
“We’ll I graduated in 2011, since then I worked at a grocery store as a cashier while I got my bachelor’s degree in social work,” Cooper said. “After getting my bachelor’s I started working for Child Protective Services. I am currently working on getting my masters degree in social work.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“I decided to be a social worker and work for CPS because I love kids, and I wanted to be able to help these kids who have no one else,” Cooper said.
What are you doing now?
“Basically my job is to work with the parents after their kids have been removed from them,” Cooper said. “We have a year to provide them with help and try to get them to a point where they can be good parents to their kids. I also work with the kids to make sure they’re getting any help they need whether it is therapy, medical, educational, or just as someone to talk to and spend time with. A big part of my job is going to court every few months and presenting the cases to a judge who decides when/ if the kids get to go home.”
What are your plans for the future?
“Right now my plans for the future are just to get my masters degree,” Cooper said. “I should graduate in spring of 2019.”
What is your advice for current high schoolers?
“My advice for current highschoolers would be to enjoy it and not be in too big of a hurry to grow up,” Cooper said.