Meet the Teacher

Kirsten and Wes

Welcome to 2nd grade! My name is Kirsten Cooper, and I am excited to be a teacher at Glen Arden.

I grew up in Salisbury, North Carolina, and I earned my bachelor's degree from UNC-Asheville. I met my husband, Jason, while in college at UNCA. We have three sons - Scott is a sophomore at TC Roberson, Ben is in 7th grade at Cane Creek Middle, and Wes is in 6th grade at Koontz Intermediate. Our family has one dog named Dusty, Kipper the cat, and a gerbil.

In my free time, I love to hang out with my family. We enjoy hiking and riding bikes, and we love to play board games at home. Everyone in my family (except for me) is an amazing soccer player, so most evenings we are either at soccer practice or at a soccer game. Reading is one of my all-time favorite things to do - I love to find time to curl up with a good book!

I absolutely love to teach! I am very fortunate that I get to teach at such an amazing school, and I am thankful that I have an incredible group of students to share a classroom with.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email or call me at school. My email address is, and Glen Arden's phone number is 654-1800.