This is Dr. Coppess's first year teaching classes to prospective principals in Colorado. Dr. Coppess has spent his entire career in Iowa as a teacher, an athletic administrator, an assistant principal, and most recently Principal at Urbandale High School in Urbandale, IA (a suburb of Des Moines).
Dr. Coppess graduated from Simpson College with an English degree, completed his Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration at Iowa State University and was soon certified to be a principal through a licensure program at Drake University. A few years later he earned a Doctorate’s degree in Education Administration and became certified to be a superintendent in Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa.
In his free time, he likes to hike and bicycle, and is looking forward most to exploring the mountains and the West on his Harley.