Kathleen Cooter, Ph.D (email) is Professor of Early Childhood/Special Education. Before joining Bellarmine in 2008, she taught at the University of Memphis and Texas Christian University. She served as Outreach Coordinator for the New Teacher Center at Memphis and directed the teaching and research activities of both TCU’s laboratory schools and received awards as a Mortar Board Professor and “Employer of the Year Award” for employing adults with Down Syndrome. In December 2003, a new wing to TCU’s laboratory school was built and named in her honor.
Dr. Cooter served for some twenty years as a teacher and administrator in both private and public schools. She has been twice honored as a Texas Teacher of the Year.