Cooper ISD superintendent Denicia Hohenberger announced her retirement on Wednesday after 30 years as an educator, twelve as superintendent with Cooper ISD.
“I am pleased to announce my retirement in the Fall on 2023. Cooper ISD is the house that built me, and I could not have asked for a better school, a better staff, or a better community to serve and to lead,” said Hohenberger in a press release.
During her time as superintendent, the school was named a National Rural Model School, and the elementary campus was recently selected as an AVID Showcase School with accolades proclaiming the campus, “The best in the state of Texas.”
The schools career pathways were expanded ranging from agriculture, culinary and business to all areas of computer and the medical field, and the high school is officially a community college branch with on-site availability of associate degrees for the students.
“Looking back on my years with this district and with you, I feel a deep sense of gratitude. Looking forward to what lies ahead for our district, I feel great pride knowing that this is a school that will keep getting better and better. Our community supports our school, and our school hearts are committed to serving the needs of our students,” said Hohenberger.
Hohenberger also said that Cooper ISD school board has selected Mrs. Amber Norris, assistant superintendent, as interim superintendent.
Norris will begin taking the helm while Hohenberger is available to her to “ensure the very best and smoothest transition that all of our students, staff, and the community deserves.”
“Thank you for thirty fabulous years serving you and the students of our community. I’m forever a Bulldog, and look forward to seeing my (near) future grandchildren grow up in this small but mighty school.”